It is important to me to use repurposed clothing and fibre in my work. It’s a good environmental choice but it’s also in homage to the poverty craft beginnings of rug hooking.
Once I finish a hooked fibre piece, I trim off extra backing and finish or frame. I have been discarding these waste pieces of monks cloth but recently decided to try my hand at turning them into rag paper that I could use to add 3D elements to my work. Take a look at the stages...
once I made the paper, I left it to dry for a couple of days. Then I gessoed it and set to paint8ng it the colours of our Northern rocks. I’ll post a pic of the final piece when I finish hooking. If you’d like a tutorial, comment here or send me a message.
Silverweed grows on the shores of our beautiful lake. One legend tells us that faeries and spirits gather in the moonlight to chat and dance on the beautiful silvery arms of silverweed. The mysticism and romance of this legend reflect our approach to our life and our art.