Heather Black

|Heather has always been interested in textiles and learnt to sew, knit and crochet at a very young
age. Time devoted to creating has varied over the years, and it was only after taking early retirement
several years ago that she was able to concentrate on this once again.

In order to learn about creating original designs, Heather enrolled on a City & Guilds Certificate
course in Machine Embroidery in 2015. She completed this course in 2017 and was awarded one of
the student prizes. Following on from this she studied and gained an Advanced Stitched Textile
qualification in 2019 through ‘Creative Stitch’.

During these courses she discovered a love for natural dyeing, especially natural contact dyeing (eco
printing) and continues to experiment to push the boundaries with natural processes. Occasionally
she runs workshops to share her knowledge in this exciting area.
Heather also enjoys felting (wet, nuno and needle felting) and making 3D textile items and now only
uses natural processes in her work.

Hanging by a thread

Through the Trees 1

Through the Trees 11

Creating links

Natural contact dyeing

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