Deborah Pawle

I work with textiles and mixed media but am predominately a tapestry weaver. Most of my work uses muted colours and is heavily influenced by the environment surrounding me. The textural element of tapestry is important to me and I use driftwood and other found objects in many of my tapestries: sometimes using photographs as reminders but mainly working intuitively which can cause a few curses and unpicking before reaching a satisfactory result.

My work is usually small scale working with mostly natural yarns, cotton, silk and nettle, but I will use other yarns to achieve the effect I am looking for. I have also been experimenting with a wire warp to create three-dimensional pieces and look forward to developing this work.

I learnt to weave about many years ago and am still experimenting and learning new techniques all the time and have only recently started exhibiting and selling work.

North Somerset, UK
Open Studio: Kewstoke, North Somerset
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