Window on Weavers
32.5 x 34 cm; worsted wool weft on cotton warp
Weaving tapestries is all about storytelling. It starts with the imagined idea which develops through the design to the execution. Sometimes the story is obvious, as in figurative work such as Window on Weavers. I like to think my fingers are telling a story as they weave the different colour threads into a picture.
21 x 32 cm; worsted wool weft
My picture the 'Autumn Tree', was created because of my love of trees. I particularly like the colours of the leaves in Autumn.
I decided to just use worsted spun wool yarn and weave over single and double warps to give some background texture. For the leaves, I wanted to use lots of blends of autumn colour and make them look 3D, so I wove loops. The trunk was made by wrapping the wool around the warps. The spiky shapes at the base of the tree represent autumn grasses and were woven over single warps.
The tapestry is mounted on wood because I felt that this is relevant to the subject of the picture and gives it a rustic feel.
20.5 x 22 cm; cotton seine twine warp, cotton, wool, silk, linen and cashmere weft
39 x 32 cm; wool, silk and cotton weft
I enjoy working with colour, so I took my idea for the Tsunami piece from a large abstract painting I did, on the coast in Portugal. The weaving is made with a blend of wool, silk and cotton.
16 x 20.2 cm; cotton warp, wool weft
This interpretation of an image of pink flamingoes at a watering hole distorted by the heat haze of the day.
16.5 x 17.5 CM; wool and linen
Kilmouski is a narrowboat. As I sat one evening on the canal bank looking over the reeds and across all the colourful narrowboats in the marina, glowing in the setting sun, I thought I would like to capture the peace, calm and quiet of that moment. Simply a moment in time captured forever.
Kilmouski is woven in wool and linen.
30 x 30 cm; cotton warp, wool weft
Using small woven squares to abstract the image of a large landscape