Low Tide 1.1
For me, the future of craft is tied to sustainability and the traceability of the piece as a whole. Low Tide 1.1 was made using all natural fibres, including locally sourced alpaca and Romney wool that have been hand-spun for weft yarns.
The colours blend from dark to light with details placed by hand rather than with the shuttle as usual. The blue weft tones blend with the fine warp yarns creating an echo effect within the pattern.
The irregularities of the hand-spun weft yarns also add visually to the finished fabric. A wide variety of yarns have been used in the weft giving a depth of texture and movement to the woven pattern
Each panel in the new collection is unique, woven using a complex double cloth pattern on the studio loom over the course of a six month period. Blending heritage techniques with modern technology allows me to create pieces which have a timeless feel with a contemporary twist.
I try to create designs which are more organic and flowing than most traditional fabrics, patterns within patterns which blend colours, shape and tell a story of the sea.
Low Tide 1.1 has been double framed using oak so that there is a range of display options and has no obvious front, enabling it to be more versatile than traditional wall pieces.
- British super soft wool
- Hand spun silk yarn
- Locally sourced and hand spun Romney wool
- Locally sourced and hand spun alpaca
- Oak frame
83cm x 51cm