Half Moon, natural dyes on regeneratively farmed British wool, 77 cm x 38 cm
Previously exhibited at Kingshill House in the Cotswolds
A light, textural weave and all colour from nature.
The wool is regeneratively farmed in Britain. Each thread woven into this piece has been naturally dyed from scratch, with organic indigo, British grown weld, coreopsis, logwood and locally foraged walnut, lichen and dock. The warp consists of 3 warps dyed individually to create a unique variegation.
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.
My patterns are always asymmetrical, always intuitive, never following a pre-made pattern. 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. 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.