Helen Welford.

Helen Welford



Artwork 1 
En Route


An image through my train window, just before lock-down, which translated into lines and colours speaking to the connection and passage of time and distance.  (Reconnecting to the moment)


Materials and Techniques
Wet felting with wet felted prefelts, yarns, wool roving 
Artwork size in CM: Width…73cm……….… Length…50cm




Artwork 2 
Insight: Cataract #1


What I saw as my right cataract was removed, (and I was reconnected to my vision).


Materials and Techniques
Wet felting, needle felting, embroidery, beading

Artwork size in CM: Width……69cm.……… Length…45cm.



Artwork 3 
Past Echo


Inspired by the theme for this exhibit, and by a motif on my grandfather’s art deco pencil holder (which I still use) – a constant (re)connection of my present and past.


Materials and Techniques
Wet felting, needle felting, embroidery

Artwork size in CM: Width……73cm……… Length……49cm


Andrea Diggle

Artwork 1:  Reflections on the Canal

Inspired by the colours and reflections during a walk along the local canal. The aim was to capture the kaleidoscope of reflective colours produced by the sun’s rays on the movement of the water.


Materials and Techniques

Wet felted, hand-stiched, Merino wool, Corriedale wool, vegetable fibres: bamboo and flax.


Artwork 2: Fragmented Reflections

A kaleidoscope of shapes, lines and colour inspired by reflections on The Lancaster Canal. Focusing on the reflections of intertwining tree branches, the geometry of man-made canal architecture and the fluidity of the water.


Materials and Techniques

Wet felted, hand-dyed Corriedale fibres, a range of yarns and silk fibres.


Artwork 3: Ripples

A kaleidoscope of colour and movement created by algae and ripples in The Lancaster Canal. The aim was to create rich colour contrasts to portray the surface texture of the canal and the movement of the rippling water.


Materials and Techniques

Wet-felted, needle felting, hand stitching, Bergchaf and Corriedale fibres, cotton scrim,silk fibres and hand-made silk papers


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