Colours of Cornwall

Designs inspired by Cornwall

My inspiration

I am constantly, experimenting by mixing fibres to capture the spirit of a place or object and build a sculptural fabric by using felting techniques while also “working” with the yarn and juxtaposing fine silk with rugged tweed or soft cashmere, Donegal wool and camel hair, to create cobbles in a myriad of colours.

Very often the texture and colour of the yarn acts as a catalyst and I merely collaborate with it. The colours I choose are suggested by natural things the crashing waves on the Cornish coast, the ripples in the sand as the tide recedes, wet rocks with bright sparkling pools, the amber and yellow of sea weed.

The silk used is custom dyed in Italy, to make sure that just the right colour is achieved.

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