|stone art on beach|
Traces are those remainders or distrubances of the natural environment that signify that something or someone existed in a place and time but is now gone. The memory of their passage can be found in deliberate modifications (a stone grouping) or the incidental change in the environment (a broken twig).
This was a difficult challenge at first. It took some time to move from the general concept of "traces" to a concrete concept that could be translated into purpose, materials and weave structure. It helped to have a group to share ideas with. In spite of the sharing the final results are quite different interpretations of the same theme.
|Kus-Kus-Sum fish trap|
The inspiration for this scarf, in a mixture of yarns, was the remains of an aboriginal fish trap in the Kus-Kus-Sum watershed. The undulating twill pattern mimics the outline of the fish trap. The weaver had visited the site during its restoration.
|bird's nest scarves|
|The Scottish linen towel in blue|
|watermelon ice detail|