I’ve always loved umbellifers and have lots in the garden, even allowing carrots to go to seed, so decided to do a whole book on them. I first sun printed a load on to fabric, then added more images, printing directly from the flowers with acrylic ink and also using decolorant to remove colour. As well as the sun printed fabric, I used some that I had previously dyed using low-emersion dyeing and arashi dyeing techniques. The rectangular pieces of Evelon were coloured using transfer dyes and plant material as resists. Finally, I added machine and hand stitching, beads, sequins and mother of pearl buttons. On the cover I used acrylic mat medium to attach a real head of hogweed.