Jenny Balfour Paul, writer, artist, international lecturer and intrepid traveller, is the author of two books on Indigo, and numerous other writings.
She was consultant curator for the Whitworth Art Gallery’s 2007 touring exhibition ‘Indigo, a Blue to Dye For’ and consultant for two documentary films.
Jenny is an Honorary Research Fellow at Exeter University; a Fellow, Councillor and Trustee of the Royal Geographical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and New York’s Explorers Club; and President of the UK’s Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.
She is involved in research into dyes recovered from shipwrecks, is a partner in ‘Silk Road Connect’, an educational initiative launched by cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project in New York in 2009, and promotes revivals of natural dyes throughout the world.
Thomas Machell images reproduced with the kind permission of the British Library.