Texture Sample

Ethical Making

Experiment

Heritage

Sustainable

Traditional

A small sample design to test the texture of handspun and plant dyed yarns.

Material

Fiber
Pigments and glazes

Craft

Textiles

General Technique

Combining
Constructing

Specific Technique

Weaving

Properties & Qualities

Application

Sample making

Qualities

3D Textured / tactile

Colour

Earth-colour

Sample Information

Date of Creation

March 23rd, 2022

Dimensions

40cm x 30cm x 0.5cm

Weight

0.2kg

Culture & Context

A sample created for Clerkenwell Design Week to demonstrate the effect of mixing handspun yarns with commercially produced yarns and how this type of fabric could be used to create a feeling of calm within a work environment.

Process & Production

Handwoven on the studio loom with a mix of handspun yarns and commercially produced yarns. The combination created a very textured effect without being overly obvious. The subtle plant dyed colours were chosen to create a feeling of calm and connection to nature.Sample woven larger than needed as there was a high level of shrinkage when washed.

Recipe Details

Weft: 100g plant dyed and handspun ryeland wool

Warp: British wool at 10 ends per inch 10 dent reed with 1 end per dent

Threaded over a 32 shaft repeat pattern

Handwoven weft colours blending handspun and commercially spun.

Credits

Craft Maker

Lucy MacDonald

Photographer

Lucy MacDonald