work by Caroline BellIn the first issue of WOWbook, Caroline Bell is working with plant material and Eco-dyeing, resulting in spectacular textile or paper effects.

Caroline will take you step-by-step through such detail as finding the best plant materials, deciding which fabrics or papers to use and how to perfect the dyeing process. She also has great ideas for stitching.

We are very proud to have a special interview with Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn, previewing their new work. They talk in detail to Samantha Packer about such varied topics as inspiration, exploration. their forthcoming exhibitions and much more.

Many of us were lucky enough to see their retrospective exhibition at the Knitting & Stitching shows last year where the piece by Jean (right) was on display. Sam covers this in detail in the interview.