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 irregularities of the hand-spun weft yarns also add visually to the finished fabric, giving a depth of texture and movement to the woven pattern. A wide variety of yarns have been used in the weft to blend colours from dark to light.
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