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Tatjans Tekkel Jessie and the Dolphins
Jessie and the Dolphins is illustrated with the textile works of Tatjana Tekkel.
A wonderful children's book with each of the text pages having its own image which are lively combinations of fabric textures and colours. Tatjana's work has always been influenced by her love of American and Japanese Folk Art.
'Using fabrics as my palette, I find the experience of creating pictures immensely exciting. The immediacy and warmth created by the use of the needle and thread rather than the paintbrush is something that has a direct appeal to me. Whenever possible I try to use old fabrics. They already have a history and come with a sense of time and timelessness'.