I made two submissions for the Cotswolds Inspired Art Exhibition and both have been selected for the show to be held at The Corinium Museum in Cirencester this month.
The Exhibition is to celebrate the culmination of the 50th Anniversary year of the Cotswolds being designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The open call to artists and craftsmen, was to create pieces in any media, inspired by any aspect of the Cotswolds AONB.
My designs made with the wool from British rare breed sheep, were developed and hand-woven on a wooden treadle loom in my studio. The wool was the catalyst for these designs; a friend gave me a large quantity of wool yarn she had laboriously hand-spun and dyed in an assortment of green tones with an interestingly uneven texture.
I decided on using the cloth for cushions; perhaps not for a posh sofa but more for a rustic kitchen and taken out into the garden on a beautiful day.