Ruth Rignall

Artwork 1: Donegal Garden Pot
I became tested in adding pattern and experimenting with the inclusion of pattern on a different scale, adding tweed with a herringbone woven in to interrupt the horizontal stripe from the direction of knitting. I feel the concentric circles of pattern are very evocative of a childs kaleidoscope toy 

 

Materials and Techniques
Knitted and felted wool with wool, Donegal tweed weed

 

Artwork 2: Donegal Garden Bowl
I open up the shape of this vessel to see the pattern from both sides it reminds me of peering down the kaleidoscope and seeing the shapes change.

 

Materials and Techniques
Knitted and felted wool with Donegal tweed woven in  

 

Artwork 3:
The knitted strips which are woven through also change colour there is a sense of movement and change which I felt echoes the effect in a kaleidoscope.

 

Materials and Techniques
Knitted and felted wool with fine knitted strips woven through.

 

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