Friday, 31 January 2014

New Work

i have been working on something to show at the NEC in Birmingham in March as part of the South West Textile Group. the brief was to use a 30cm square canvas and have a Romano, Celtic, medieval theme using a certain palette of colours.
i have been thinking of 'voids' for a while now. spaces left by things that are no longer there so for this piece i have been looking at Roman wax writing tablets and the marks left behind on the wood.
wax would be melted into the middle section and then words scraped into the hard wax with a metal stylus.
as usual i got carried away with various drawings.

got a bit carried away with the colours on this one.

 i then made a sample of undyed merino wool felt with oxidised copper strips stamped with letters. i also made a mould of a stack of strips which i have filled with paper pulp and painted with charcoal. the plan is to have lots of dangly metal strips, paper pulp and newsprint pieces simulating scratched voids.
i have started the main piece so will post more later


  1. I love this - the overall concept and the clever little detailed ideas too. Looking forward to seeing more.

  2. Great to see the thinking behind the design, can't wait for the next post...

  3. Great starting point for your piece, wonderful lines and marks you have in the paperwork and the Marino sample is very powerful. Looking forward to seeing where you take this.

  4. Lovely concept, like the hard versus soft components - very you, Anne!

  5. What a fascinating idea, looking forward to seeing the finished piece in March. I am as usual way behind on my piece.

  6. Thanks everyone for your comments, its great to be doing my own thing with the materials I love.

  7. As usual a very individual "take" on this.I love the felt piece

  8. Very exciting, Ann. I shall look out for you at the NEC.