🦀 ♋️, natural dyes on regeneratively farmed British wool, 88 cm x 35 cm (without fringes)
Dedicated to the energy of the Moonchild (I myself am born under this sign), this piece is fluid like the water and the flow of emotion of this sensitive sign, changing like the tide and the moon, yet deep and strong in its own way.
A light, textural weave and all colour from nature.This is a highly textural, asymmetric and explorative weave which I particularly loved creating. It was created by removing the reed and manipulating the warp so it moves from side to side, creating gaps and a special effect. This panel is transparent, textural with floating threads, letting light through. The edges are uneven and fluid. It is a piece of fibre art and not woven cloth.
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