Work Workshops Mothing Workshop Traquair House

Mothing Workshop Traquair House

This workshop was part of Reflective Histories. With an expert in moth conservation, Barry Prater of Butterfly Conservation East Scotland, we set up a light trap in the grounds of Traquair House to attract moths and night flying insects providing a rare opportunity to observe and learn about these rarely seen yet often beautiful creatures. With drawing as our starting point we then used these observations to develop prints using a drypoint technique in our improvised printmaking studio (a tent!) in the grounds of Traquair. All the moths were released and eventually flew away.