Helen Welford.

Helen Welford

USA

 

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

 


Ann Ross

Artwork 1: Panel – Colours of Scotland

My life is a Kaleidoscope! The ever-changing colour palette of the land, the moods of the mountains, the diverse range of changing colours of the plants. Collecting plants, extracting dye and achieving the very colours of the Scottish landscape from which they came. It’s magical!

 

Materials and Techniques

Scottish Plant Dyed Merino on silk including Bog Myrtle, Lungwort, Usnea Ochrolechia, Mint, Alder, Heather. Wet felted and overstitched.

 

Artwork 2: Shafts of Light

Through my research and experimenting and extracting colour at different times of the year, I achieve the ever-changing colours of the landscape just like a kaleidoscope

 

Materials and Techniques

Scottish Plant Dyes including Bog Myrtle, Stags Horn lichen, Mint, Ochrolechia Lungwort, Heather, Merino wool various yarns needled and wet felted.

 

Artwork 3 Title: From the Land to the Cloth

The colours of the heathers, brackens, lochs and the misty mountains not always bright like the Kaleidoscope, but ever-changing with the seasons.

 

Materials and Techniques

Plant dyes, Merino wool, various yarns, silk needled and wet felted. 

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