The Wiltshire Landscape Tapestries

The Wiltshire Landscape Tapestries

A series of tapestries based on the colours of rural landscape in Wiltshire. There are four tapestries in total and each tapestry represents a season. I chose a particular area of Wiltshire when producing this work, documented the common crops grown, the flowers, hedgerows, and vegetation. I photographed the seasons, both early and late, and from there chose 60 colours that I felt represented that season best.

In this way I describe in colour the entire three months with one piece of work.

By using colour in the abstract, I can focus entirely on the intensity and shade of each colour represented.

All the colours were hand-dyed by myself using the Lanaset range of dyes. 

Spring, Summer

Spring, Summer

Woven tapestries 4 x 170 x 170 cm. Wool, Cotton warp, hand dyed yarn.

Four tapestries each representing a season of the year based on the colours of rural landscape

Autumn, Winter

Autumn, Winter

Woven tapestries 4 x 170 x 170 cm. Wool, Cotton warp, hand dyed yarn.

Four tapestries each representing a season of the year based on the colours of rural landscape

The Night Sky Tapestries

The Night Sky Tapestries

The Night Sky: 10pm, Moonlight

Woven tapestry 160cm high X 163cm wide, wool, exposed cotton warp. Hand-dyed yarn.

The Night Sky Tapestries

The Night Sky Tapestries

The Night sky: Midnight; Moonlight and shadows

Woven tapestry 168cm high X 173 cm wide, wool, cotton warp.

Hand-dyed yarn

The Night Sky Tapestries

The Night Sky Tapestries

The Night sky: Daybreak

Woven tapestry 168cm high X 170 cm wide, wool, cotton warp.

Hand-dyed yarn

The Kidbrooke Tapestries

The Kidbrooke Tapestries

Two tapestries showing the transformation in colour of a South East London Housing Estate.

The Ferrier Estate in Kidbrooke covered 109 hectares (276 acres) built 1968-1972 and consisted of concrete tower blocks, when I moved to the area in 2006 the landscape from Eltham Road to Kidbrooke Park Road was made up almost entirely of shades of grey.

From 2012 the entire estate was demolished and is being replaced with housing, commercial and retail space, a 100 acre park, a school, a transport interchange and village centre. It has been re-named Kidbrooke Village

The Kidbrooke Tapestries
Right: (on wall) The Ferrier Estate Kidbrooke 2012
(Built 1968, demolished 2012)
Wool, cotton warp 180 x 124 cm

Left: (On frame)
Kidbrooke Village (formerly The Ferrier Estate 2015)
Still building

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