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‘After’ Poems by Robert Gibb

Out of the blue, I was contacted by Robert Gibb, an American contemporary poet, who wanted to use one of my teasel images for the cover of his latest book of poetry. The book was published early this year and I now have my own copy courtesy of the publishers. Robert told me that he […]

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Finishing touches

Last teasels added and all ready for Quartz (

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The Teasel Dress No 1

It was difficult deciding just how long the skirt should be in relation to the bodice, but I think it’s ok. I now need to see if I can make a stand to hang it from….probably tubular metal and sprayed black so then there will be no need to hang it from the ceiling. So […]

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Hibernation over?

Now we’re nearly in British Summer Time, I’ve decided to come out of hibernation. But working outside in the arctic wind this morning I may change my mind…. I’ve just taken delivery of 10,000 (40kgs) of teasels from a company in Yorkshire that imports them from Spain. This is Dipsacus sativus, the hooked teasel, which […]

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