Bristol Cloth Design Competition

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This design was my first attempt to create chain patterns. It was on a Shetland warp that I already had set up on a 24 shaft loom.

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Early sampling to convert a 24 shaft to 16 shaft design in double cloth

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Having got my design downscaled I sampled to improve the shape of the chain links, as initially they were a bit squat!

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I experimented with using the rust colour in the weft, using it in a range of places in the pattern.

Sampling for Bristol Cloth competition design

Sampling for Bristol Cloth competition design

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Final sampling. I was tempted to add in a little bit of sparkle, just for my own pleasure.

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Final sampling. Again, for my own pleasure I mixed in an ice blue with the pale grey in wool and shiny thread!

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My submission boards on display with the other three shortlisted entries at Lab Space on Bristol Harbourside.

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