Creating my submission for Cambrian Mountains Wool Challenge

Weaving the upholstery cloth on an old 8 shaft counter march floor loom. This loom came to Bath Spa University from Anglesey. The colours were inspired by the domestic architecture of Reykjavik.

The pattern is inspired by traditional Icelandic folklore symbols. The wool was supplied undyed by the Cambrian Wool Challenge. It was then dyed to reflect my colour reference by Triskelion yarns.

The piece for this challenge is a collaboration with Carmarthenshire-based Mick Sheridan, who I worked with to create a simple piece of upholstered furniture to showcase my fabric design. I designed the red section specifically to form the front edge of the piece.

Sampling with yarn from Cambrian Mountains Wool Challenge

Cambrian yarn sample
Cambrian yarn sample

I received my yarn on cones, wound it onto hanks and sent it off to Triskelion to be dyed. I kept back a tiny amount, dyed half with some odd blue dye and did this sampling. I made adjustments to the pattern and tried different setts to produce a good upholstery cloth weight.

I then sent a test piece to Mick Sheridan of M.S. Upholstery for his OK. The plan is for him to use the final fabric to upholster a bench, which will be our collaborative piece for the collection.