• Image of Night Sky : Handwoven Tapestry
  • Image of Night Sky : Handwoven Tapestry
  • Image of Night Sky : Handwoven Tapestry
  • Image of Night Sky : Handwoven Tapestry
  • Image of Night Sky : Handwoven Tapestry

A B O U T

A tapestry woven on a 1976 Harris floor loom, with rug wool in forest green, red, navy, lilac-grey, cream and burnt orange on a cotton warp.

This design explores different techniques of shape building. Long sloping angles are set against rows of smaller right-angled triangles. Reflecting shapes are made up of alternating passes of different coloured weft, and irregular shapes are woven from paper cut-outs.

The colour scheme evokes the strong colours and simple shapes of my childhood. For me this design is a cross between an abstract painting and a familiar woolly jumper. Textiles have a unique power to evoke a specific kind of nostalgic pull and I hoped to touch on that in this piece.

This piece is mounted on thick mountboard, front and back.

D I M E N S I O N S

Woven area : 24cm x 39cm
Mountboard : 40cm x 50cm

F U R T H E R I N F O

This piece is shipped unframed, wrapped in cellophane in a secure cardboard envelope.

If you would like me to have this piece framed for you, please get in touch with me directly at christybalfour@hotmail.com to discuss options.

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