a collective of artists working with the process of stitching

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Slow textiles

I guess you've heard of the Slow Food Movement? Well, I'm a firm believer in the Slow Textile Movement too... Where fibre is produced with minimum ecological impact, locally and sustainably.

Here I've handspun Portland fleece - from sheep that live 2 miles from me and dyed with buttercups - gathered in a meadow near my studio. Portland sheep are a rare breed in the UK local to this area with beautiful fleece. I dyed using the solar method (helped by the beautiful weather at the moment!) and I can't wait to use the finished yarn in a bigger piece for Somerset Art Weeks.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful colour emma :-)

LeahWebArt said...

wow beautiful! amazing pictures as well Emma x