West Coast Collection: Circle Art
Our Circle Art from the West Coast Collection is an exploration into materials and techniques to push the boundary of conventional weaving.
Inspired by salmon migration in West Coast Canada and the flowing rivers, circular rings were chosen to suggest movement, a departure from the usual rigid loom we work on. Using the circular shape as a starting point, a warp was set up in different ways to create the foundation of the piece. Each warp adds a different dimension to the finished outcome, adding movement or structure where necessary.
Materiality plays a large part in our design process as many of the designs feature a colourful combination of hand-dyed and hand-spun 'waste' yarns from my studio. This process of giving new life to offcuts of wool roving fibres helps us to reduce waste, but also create a new dimension for work that has a truly bespoke look. When introduced into the woven design the blend of colours and textures elevates the artwork with a sense of movement.
Materials that were introduced used a combination of techniques, from traditional plain weave to soumak. But the focus was less on pattern but on the material, to allow the colours and textures to take centre stage.
Artwork: Handwoven circles featuring a combination of natural hand-spun and hand-dyed yarns and fibres.
Materials: A unique combination of Merino wool roving, Merino lambswool, Cotton and Cotton Cord
Size: Various, from 20cm
Presentation: Features an internal metal ring suitable for hanging with some featuring a professionally finished, solid wood frame (pictured) and backing string to hang.
Commissions: Each of our products are one-of-a-kind. If you love this pattern or wish to select the colours to match your own interior setting, we would be delighted to work with you to create something special. Please get in touch via our contact page for enquiries.