Ro FitzGerald On Teasels | Exmoor Magazine

Somerset HPS member Ro FitzGerald has written a fascinating article on teasels in the Winter issue of Exmoor magazine. The 5-page spread includes advice on how to use teasels to good effect in your garden, and explores the historical use of teasel heads as tools to raise the nap during cloth-making, particularly in Somerset where they were grown as a crop. It also features the work of artist Gillian Widden of Staple Fitzpaine, who has used wild teasels to create inspiring and beautiful basket-like artworks. As someone who has always used teasels in my own garden for their nectar-rich flowers and architectural structure, I found Ro’s article an engrossing read.

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