Alison Young

Fashion and Textiles graduate Alison retired to Devon five years ago and was inspired by the amount of creativity and craft around her.  She had always crafted but discovered wet felting and eco printing which were new to her.  She has since developed a range of crafts which include using fabric, dyes, wool, paper and painting.  Sometimes these are all used in one piece of work!
Eco printing is a magical transformation as the dye from plants is transferred to paper or cloth through steaming or boiling.  As a keen gardener, Alison grows some of the plants she uses and can never resist foraging when she is out.
Alison takes lots of photos when walking and often bases her pictures on these.
Alison also helps run the regular craft fairs held at Kennaway House in Sidmouth, Devon where you can see her work or attend her workshops in the Cellar Bar.
Jacob's Ladder Beach, Sidmouth, wet felted by Alison Young