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By the banks of the River Lea

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In September 2013, I walked the entire length of the River Lea, which starts just outside Luton and eventually joins the River Thames at Limehouse. As I walked, I documented my experience with photographs, drawings and by writing a blog.

The end purpose of my walk was to transform my journey into woven textiles.
This walk was a discovery of forgotten corners and an attempt to find mystery in the terrain of the familiar. The resulting work was exhibited in Three Mills, Bow by the River Lea.


walking, weaving, river lea




Mill Meads
Photographer: Ali Holloway
Sculptural woven cotton, paper
Pymmes Brook
Photographer: A.Holloway
Handwoven paper and cotton. 55cm x 150cm

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