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My early working life was in technical fields: graduate student in psychoacoustics; computer programmer in retail and insurance sectors; systems support analyst in banking. This was followed by a series of roles working as a change agent: customer focus manager in banking; campaigns assistant for environmental transport charities; community activist... It's in the nature of campaigning that very few people can work at full pelt indefinitely. In my case I recognised that I needed to step back from activism after about 7 years. The trigger to change direction came when a close friend and mentor developed motor neurone disease. I chose to give up paid work for a while in order to help with her home hospicing. This was a transformative experience which coincided with an increased interest in textile craft... I have no idea whether my name tracks back to plant dyers in my family tree. But nothing can compare to the delight I take in creating colour from home grown plants. Plant dyeing..
Also known as: The Natures Rainbow