Connection is a light very delicate weave, subtly uneven, subtly wavey. Slightly transparent and textural.
The second piece of my Togetherness collection, an exploration into points of connection. Between isolation and community, between the wild and the tamed, between the plant and the humane.
Each thread woven into this piece has been naturally dyed from scratch, mostly with British grown or foraged plants, except for the purple which is an organic cochineal extract overdyed with my very own homegrown indigo.
The lovely farm that supplies my wool is Regenerative, GM free, Grass fed (no grains), High Welfare certified as well as EOV (Ecological Outcome Verification) verified. In a nutshell, this means that instead of depleting the soil, they improve it.
Both warp and weft are naturally dyed. The wool has been hand dyed in my kitchen and the water from the exhaust dye baths goes back into the soil and any remaining plant material into our garden compost bin.
Dyes used: madder, indigo, coreopsis, rhubarb leaf, lichen, cochineal.
My patterns are always asymmetrical, always intuitive, never following a pre-made recipe. All the items are unique and I will never weave two identical ones.
Hand washing and drying flat is recommended. As with any delicate handmade item, it is recommended to be gentle when handling, especially if they feature textural elements.
Natural dyes are PH sensitive, therefore they must be washed with PH neutral soap (I use Ecover Delicate of which I have tested the PH myself).
Please note that natural dyes look different depending on the light. Photos taken outdoors on a bright day. Also please note that even though I did my best to take an accurate photo of the colour, it can differ from screen to screen.