a million years ago, after art school and before i was frank and arthur's mum, and before lusummers, i had a fabric shop with my mum...it was a brilliant experience for nearly six years, but then i found out i was having a baby and decided to close up because i didn't want to work full time and try and be a mum at the same time. we sold the premises which was really sad...because i had the most enormous studio at the top of the shop in an old barn. we used to have workshops in there too, but most of the time (when i had a day off, or we had extra help in the shop) it was mine to play and experiment in. the downside to this wonderful set-up was it was a bit of a busman's holiday...by the time i had finished helping everyone else with their fabric projects, i wasn't really in the mood to do my own thing. anyway, one technique i did have a go at was 'cyanotype' printing otherwise known as sun printing. there were many scary sounding chemicals involved in this process, and since then i have found out you can get various fabric inks that do the same job, which are brilliant. to get to the point, this morning whilst i my jimmy-jams (the best time for working, i always find) i found my old sun prints and lo and behold created these rather delightful magnets.