After a busy Herefordshire Art week (h.Art), I am now working on a couple of new projects. Firstly I plan to develop some ideas which use the different properties of various natural yarns. I particularly like weaving double cloth using materials which react differently when washed, and it is fun seeing the differential shrinkage effects of wool, and silk, and various silk mixtures. I like the way in which texture is created from a flat woven cloth, and the unique patterns that are created.
(differential shrinkage effects – from top, felting wool with red 50% camel/50% wool, and grey 100% silk; felting wool with green 20% silk/80% merino, and brown 100% silk; felting wool with green and grey 100% silk)