Blocks

A woollen collection celebrating the humble rectangular block.

This collection was inspired by LEGO blocks and further influenced by architectural lines.  I loved exploring how to create beautiful structures from small rectangular elements. I was first drawn to some burnt orange yarn and the colour palette evolved from there. The patterns were initially created in watercolours and via digital sketches before being adapted as suitable woven designs for use on the loom. 

As an Autumn/ Winter collection, fine wool was used in order to create a cosy, comforting textile to coorie in with. 

This collection initially started from an idea I had for a tapestry woven rug for my young son.  I am forever stepping on little plastic building blocks in his room and so a rug seemed like the perfect place to start.  I wanted to create a design that was bright and fun but also a little more abstract than traditional children’s interior collections and would grow with him into his teenage years.  

Building on this initial piece, I then wanted to create a collection of clean, bright cushions that could be used throughout a home and would work equally well as statement pieces or playing off each other.

This collection was first shown as part of a winter exhibition The Garden in Winter hosted by Instudio. I really enjoyed the collaborative process with fellow artists Carol Duff (mixed media), Mary Frith (fused glass) and Victoria Murray (jeweler), especial at the end of a long year we all endured in 2020. Hopefully this bright collection brings some joy to the eye in these rather bleak times!

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