sussex prairie garden

Fringe -Jill Tattersall

We are very lucky to have tempted the illustrious and gifted paper making queen from the Wolf at the Door in Hove to join us for our paper focused week.

Jill promises to show us how to make the gorgeous folding books for which she is justly renowned as well as helping you send your Postcard from the Prairies to a loved one ! Be prepared to love paper in the garden !

Prairie Concertina-2

In her own words....

"I’m a compulsive taker of cuttings, sower of seeds and maker of gardens. I used to earn my living as a medievalist and became interested in herbals and old books and encyclopaedias describing plants and their properties.

I also loved seeing how people imagined and depicted gardens in earlier civilisations, before perspective complicated things! Egyptian tomb-paintings, Persian garden rugs, the hortus conclusus of roman or medieval times….

Most of my work is quite time-consuming. I often make the paper for a piece before I even start painting. Colour is a predominating consideration in everything I do or make, and I use many combinations of paints, inks, dyes and pure pigment to build up intense colour. I also use recycled and found bits and pieces where I can."


Matisse cutouts  (2)
Matisse cutouts  (3)
Prairie postcards

Paul & Pauline McBride, Sussex Prairie Garden, Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road (B2116), near Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9AT
0044 (0)1273 495902

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