So far, it has been an unexpectedly seamless thing, a small creature nurtured into largeness as our ideas intertwined. One person’s thought would be expanded by the other which would then provoke entirely new considerations and insights.Waysides, a collaboration ... we'll be blogging about it*. Will we create value by collaborating in this way? We think so, although whether our endeavour has value for anyone other than ourselves remains to be seen. What is your take on such 'crafty' collaborations, I wonder? If the collaborators never meet can it be considered a collaboration at all? Is parallel practice, fed by the exchange of ideas - a reciprocal illumination** if you will - sufficient to qualify or should there be a material exchange as well? And must a collaboration end in a joint body of work? What is your 'local' like? What kind of paths do you walk? We'd be interested to know. A note re. the images. The bark of berberis, or barberry, a naturalised plant in parts of Wales, gives a yellow dye, as do (Welsh) daffodils - Happy St. David's day! - as can be seen from the jam jar. Both dyestuffs are available in the wild here in February. And ditto the purple orchil dyes from lichens. The pic top left is from an image library, the other three photographs are my own. * With links to each other's blog posts but mostly posting to our own schedules ... today we have both posted at the same time. ** The phrase is Roger Kneebones's not mine.