West Coast Collection: Circle Art
Each one-of-a-kind circular artwork is handwoven using a combination of hand-dyed and hand-spun 'waste' yarns from my studio alongside some of our gorgeous commercially available materials. Each textured ring is woven in circles, or features patterns inspired by salmon migration in West Coast Canada.
During lockdown I re-kindled my love of hand-dyeing yarns to create new materials to weave with. Working with short lengths of fibres and yarns that would normally be considered waste materials, I dyed a palette of colours inspired by West Coast Canada and its historic salmon migration. This bespoke range of hand-dyed yarns mix vibrant and muted blues, turquoises, greens, oranges and pinks, using up all the waste Merino wool roving, chunky merino, boucle and mohair yarns from other woven projects.
Many of the fibres and yarns I collected over the years are even shorter lengths than those used to dye new yarns, some as small as a few inches. For those pre-dyed yarns and fibres I divided them up into roving and yarn, then into colours that would blend well together. Using a hand carder, I blended the Merino and Blue-faced Leicester yarns into batts that could then be spun into yarn. Hand-spinning these batts into textured yarns like boucle and chunky irregular spirals to create beautiful, new yarns have balanced my existing stock of commercial yarns.
Connecting visual references for water swirling, rippling, rushing and creating rings in different bodies of water and working with a new circular form I combined the hand-dyed yarns with off-cuts of materials in my studio to weave original artworks. These artworks range in size from 20cm + and were the result of period of time where I re-explored the science and art of hand-dyeing.
The artworks range in size from 20cm and can be hung on the wall directly from the ring the hanging loop.
The circular art is available to purchase in colours matching your interior. Get in touch to discuss how I can create a similar artwork, hand-dyeing and hand-spinning the yarns and weaving them into a size ring suitable for your home or office.