Ann Baseden

Ann Baseden


Past Present and Future


Initial thoughts ran along the lines of the connecting stitches in garment construction, and the more obvious stitches connecting inserted lace and tapes.  A chance viewing of one of my husband’s photographs of the Scissor Arch holding up the tower in Wells Cathedral brought my attention to connections with the past and the future; and the design of the piece was based on that photograph, incorporating the initial idea of reconnection by insertion stitches.  The whimsical mask was added to bring a little humour to the piece – the shape of an arch which could be seen in the distance in the photograph made me think of the masks we have to wear at the moment.

Materials and Techniques.
Pre-felted merino tops, metal mesh fabric, hand-dyed black/grey silk yarn, various goldwork yarns. 
Width…12.5 cm        Length…25 cm         Depth…3cm


Elana Sigal

Title: Sign Of The Times
This piece is reminiscent of a kaleidoscope in the patterns in the felted fringed border. The constantly  changing nature of the patterns in a kaleidoscope reflect changes in our daily life. The centre section is separated and is composed of cells. These cells are ever-changing as are those which are present in the Covid-19 virus. Each cell or bubble can be a reference to our need for social distancing and maintaining our household bubbles to prevent the spread of Covid. A Kaleidoscope can be used as an escape from our regular daily view of things in our immediate world. An escape that seems much needed at this time. The piece is shaped like a shield to reflect how we need to shield ourselves against and from the present pandemic.  


Materials and Techniques
Wet and needle felted wool


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