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Reflections
Peter Hall

28 x 38.7 cm; cotton warp, linen and wool weft

I like weaving with a limited palette - black, brown and white, although in this work, I have in fact used over 30 different colours.

Reflections
Peter Hall

Ganymede
Jill Garrett

38 x 29 cm; cotton warp, wool weft

Worked in wool on black cotton warp of five threads per centimetre. The ideas came from considering Outer Space, which is the theme for another exhibition I am working for.

'Ganymede', planet Jupiter's giant moon, was the inspiration for this piece and was worked from a Hubble photograph of Ganymede found in a calendar. I have tried to represent a spherical shape revolving in space.

Ganymede
Jill Garrett

Carving
Suzanne Osborn

24 x 28 cm; wool, silk and cotton weft

Based on a carved image in the Oceana exhibition at the Royal Academy. Texture as well as colour blends convey the character of the subject. I enjoy using the same yarns in a more graphic representational way.

Carving
Suzanne Osborn

Cracked
Aruna Reddy

30.5 x 20 cm
art.arunareddy@gmail.com

Based on the textile sketchbook workshop I did at CityLit - looking at our City. There were so many cracked pavements which were very interesting to weave.

Cracked
Aruna Reddy

White Hole
Jill Garrett

39.5 x 28.5 cm; cotton warp, wool weft

Worked in wool on black cotton warp of five threads per centimetre. The ideas came from considering Outer Space, which is the theme for another exhibition I am working for.

For 'White Hole', I imagined that if such a thing existed it would contain all the colours of white light so the design is made up from the primary and secondary colours of light. Technically it was an interesting exercise in keeping all the circles accurate.

White Hole
Jill Garrett

Chroma Spiral
Eleonora Budden

29.5 x 30 cm; worsted wool weft on cotton warp
eleonora.budden@gmail.com

I imagined Chroma: Spiral as a broad brushstroke winding out from the centre in a spiral. As the brush travels it picks up some of the next colour in the colour wheel and drops a little of the previous one. When I wove it the journey was reversed, so it travelled from the outer edge, inwards towards the centre.

Chroma Spiral
Eleonora Budden

Ring Nebula
Gillian Bull

40.3 x 62.5 cm; worsted wool weft over cotton warps, with some metal wrapping strips
gillianbull977@gmail.com

The colours in the photographs on which these two tapestries' colours are based are said to be approximately true. The colour images were assembled from black-and white photos taken through different colour filters. Blue isolates emission from very hot helium. Green represents ionised oxygen. Red shows ionised nitrogen, which is radiated from the coolest gas.
The Ring Nebula tapestry colours are approximate to a photo image; the twin Bubble Nebula images are taken from separate light filters.
The tapestry is stretched over a stiff board and backed with a cotton sheet. Attached with Velcro to mounts made for exhibition purposes.

Ring Nebula
Gillian Bull

Bubble Nebula
Gillian Bull

29.5 x 20 cm; worsted wool weft over cotton warps, with some metal wrapping strips
gillianbull977@gmail.com

The colours in the photographs on which these two tapestries' colours are based are said to be approximately true. The colour images were assembled from black and white photos taken through different colour filters. Blue isolates emission from very hot helium. Green represents ionised oxygen. Red shows ionised nitrogen, which is radiated from the coolest gas.
The Ring Nebula tapestry colours are approximate to a photo image; the twin Bubble Nebula images are taken from separate light filters.
Each tapestry is stretched over a stiff board and backed with a cotton sheet. Attached with Velcro to mounts made for exhibition purposes.

Bubble Nebula
Gillian Bull