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 predominately 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 twelve years ago and am still experimenting and learning new techniques all the time and have only recently started exhibiting and selling work.

Somerset, UK
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