Experimentation using colour and shape with cotton, linen, and wool in tapestry weaving to illustrate the beauty of fragility in nature as influenced by Michael Crompton, Weaver

Morris (2020) Threatened- Aspects of Natural Surface Qualities taken from parts of seashells from marine molluscs. Tapestry weaving using repurposed linen, cotton, and woollen threads.
Michael Crompton (1988) Tapestry Weaving: Weardale Series based upon colour, shapes and related narratives using woollen yarns

Michael Crompton, tapestry weaver incorporates colour, shape, and narrative into his tapestries to tell a story which I do. His love of colour helped to influence my use of colour. His use of the curved line initiated and promoted so much thought in me concerning curves and how best to use shape and line within my tapestries. Michael Crompton sees a curved line as denoting movement and time including the transitions from one season to the next within a sense of place.

Michael Crompton (2010) Tapestry Weaving: Le Carrefour-The Crossroads based upon colour, shapes and related narratives using woollen yarns. There was an emphasis on a sense of place, change, the natural world and moving on towards a new outlook.

I too like the curved lines in tapestry weaving, but I am more concerned with how the curved line interjects with the straight line or splits in the tapestry weaving, of the interplay of colour, line with a myriad of shapes. The colour range is less expansive but nevertheless sufficiently bold with several contrasts to best illustrate my context and the related narrative. I like to weave with repeating colour ways to generate my own sense of rhythm and flow. With Threatened (2020) I used white with grey to offset the brighter colours with more dominant themes…see specific detailing below.

Morris (2020) Threatened- Aspects of Natural Surface Qualities taken from parts of seashells from marine molluscs. Tapestry weaving using repurposed linen, cotton, and woollen threads.
Morris (2020) Threatened- Aspects of Natural Surface Qualities taken from parts of seashells from marine molluscs. Tapestry weaving using repurposed linen, cotton, and woollen threads.

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