Jennifer Woolnough

My work usually starts with an idea or theme which can be bought about by a walk, a dream or a memory.  

I try to capture the spirit of the thing that I am weaving, to try to undertand it. This might be a fleeting moment, or an intensity of colour. 

Forming the design can be the most agonising period for me, things have to be right in terms of reseach, composition and colour before I can proceed.  I tend to do 2 - 3 tapestries along the same theme, but for those 3 tapestires there will be sketchbooks of potential designs.

My new work is exploring folklore - a theme inspired by a dream.

I also produce knitted pieces and paintings to support my tapestries.

I studied a BSc (Hons) Textile Design and Technology at the University of Huddersfield before graduating with an MA from the Royal College of Art in 1995.

North Hertfordshire, UK
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