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Walking Wheatfen

About this project

Woven textiles made in response to a series of walks at Wheatfen Nature Reserve on the Norfolk Broads. Designed with the life cycle of materials in mind the work uses only natural materials while the plant dyes were gathered from Wheatfen. Part of the Broads Authority’s ‘Woven Waters’ project (Water Mills and Marshes) exhibited at the Norwich Cathedral’s Hostry gallery in December 2019.

Keywords

weave, hand-woven, place, nature, landscape, natural materials, natural dye, wallhanging, art

Disciplines

Textiles, Design

Materials

Organic Material, Paper, Textiles
Walking Wheatfen: Winter
Photographer: Denisa Ilie
Hand-woven textile wall-hanging inspired by walking and drawing in winter at Wheatfen Nature Reserve on the Norfolk Broads. The yarn is naturally dyed using plants from Wheatfen. 170cm x 38cm
Walking Wheatfen: Autumn I
Photographer: Juju Vail
Hand-woven textiles (part of a collection of 3) made in response to Wheatfen Nature Reserve on the Norfolk Broads. The warp is undyed linen and hemp and the weft is paper yarn dyed with plants gathered from Wheatfen. 63cm x 18.5cm
Walking Wheatfen
Photographer: Denisa Ilie
Experimental basketry using natural materials gathered at Wheatfen Nature Reserve. Iris, willow, hops and paper.

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Disciplines Textiles, Design
Materials Textiles, Organic Material, Wood
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