Woven design in British Wool submitted to the Bradford Textile Society Competition 2017

Detail of design submitted to the Bradford Textile Society Competition 2017

Using the specified wool yarns, I developed a design suited to a light soft furnishing application. The wool was supplied in very dark brown, creamy white and a ‘marl’ (being the brown and white twisted together). I wanted to use these natural fleece colours in the main but chose to add a little colour by dyeing the white and the marl yarns with cochineal and indigo natural dyes. These were used sparingly in both warp and weft.

The design had a border of a zig-zag pattern, this would be a feature around the edges of a cushion.

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