Personal Specialism: Initial Project Work-Exercise 3 Reviewing and Editing Contemporary Textiles – Tapestry Weaving

Tapestry Weaving – Detail of Stone Rose – Silk, Linen and Wool Threads
Tapestry Weaving – Detail of Stone Rose – Silk, Linen and Wool Threads

More recently I have advanced my tapestry weaving to emulate key themes from my screen-printed textile work. This first example was taken from my hand printmaking processes including collagraph technique. I wanted to show off the beauty and fragility of nature and natural forms and used my artwork and printmaking as the initial source material. Silk, linen and woollen threads were used to highlight colour, pattern and complexity in nature.

Tapestry Weaving – Stone Rose – Silk, Linen and Wool Threads

This more recent example heralds a new direction in tapestry weaving for me as I am now increasingly influenced by what I have to say and communicate in my textile art. My handprint making processes connect with my tapestry weaving as I focus on existential issues through objects and meaning, to establish connections and relationships.

Tapestry Weaving – Inside Out – Woollen mix

I have always been enthralled with nature and natural forms as Inside Out above demonstrated. With the use of wool both surfaces of a shell have been explored. Below… Aspects of a flint and rock have been illustrated through colour and shape as evidenced throughout my screen making processes.

Tapestry Weaving – Faceted Flint – Cotton and Silk Threads
Tapestry Weaving – Aspects of Faceted Flint – Cotton and Silk Threads
Tapestry Weaving -Pressure and Time – Mixed Linen, Silk and Wool Threads
Tapestry Weaving – Detail of Pressure and Time – Mixed Linen, Silk and Wool Threads

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