This original, handwoven circular textile artwork combines one-of-a-kind hand-dyed ‘waste’ yarns from my studio. Randomly dyed merino wool roving is woven in a circular form balancing cotton cord and a chunky boucle yarn to create a beautiful textured finish. This colourful, dyed artwork combines a unique blend of colours inspired by water droplets in the lakes in West Coast Canada.
With a diameter of 30cm and featuring a mix of vibrant blue, pink and turquoise, this contemporary artwork will look beautiful when styled on the wall above a desk or hung as a group in a living space to add colour and texture.
|Dimensions||30 × 30 × 3 cm|
If soiled, spot wash with warm water using a clean cloth. Eliminate moisture using a clean, dry cloth and lay flat to dry. Some felting may occur.
Tap gently to remove dust.
Use an electric wool de-fuzzer to eliminate wool piles.
*Do not dry clean or fully submerse in water*
During the initial lockdown I was able to take stock of my weaving practice and evaluate my core values. It became apparent that with restrictions on access to my studio and limited yarns and fibres at my disposal, I wanted to find a way to link the growing ‘waste’ yarns that I had accumulated over the years with my ambition to create more sustainable products.
Factor in my limited time to devote to my design work and it quickly became apparent that I should broaden my skill set during this precious time and move my practice forward in a direction that would strengthen me as a designer in the longer term. So I pulled out 6 enormous bags and boxes of yarns that had been stored and sorted them into categories of ‘waste’ fibres, fibres for hand-dyeing and fibres for hand-spinning.
After many hours of working around school hours and on weekends, I began to create a wonderful supply of hand-dyed and hand-spun yarns that would contrast dramatically with my commercial yarns and fibres. These new fibres and yarns now add texture and colour to many of my new artworks and I have added a valuable skillset to my fibre arts knowledge.