Friday, 22 March 2013

Wool House # Wool Inspiration

Last Saturday after Knit & Stitch I jumped straight on the District line and headed over to Somerset House for The Campaign for Wool's Exhibition - Wool House.

The Exhibition runs until the 24th March so you still have time to pop in and see it and entry is free .

I've always had a fascination with wool as it's such a versatile medium to work with, and as a textile artist have had the opportunity to experience first hand processes such as spinning, dyeing,weaving and felting. 

The exhibition aims to demonstrate this versatility and by no means disappoints. 

The entrance to the exhibition is striking with a theme of black and white  running through out. 

A room displaying two tapestries by the artist Claudy Jongstra showed dyed fleece and the highlighted the technique of  wet felting as art.

 Several rooms were also in the exhibit .
My particular favourites were The Nursery, Modern Room and The Natural Room ,
each designed by different textile artists with their  brief and  interpretation .
The felted vessels in The Natural Room caught my eye.

Throughout the exhibition various workshops have been running, and rooms dedicated to craft including showcasing how wool can be used in various knit and crochet techniques were on show, 
including Anna Wilkinson's colourful fair isle swatches.

a mood board and traditional crocheted granny blanket.

I think the exhibition was really an inspiration - it showcases wool as a sustainable natural fibre that can be utilised in so many ways from interior design  to fashion to art ,
all in all ,
#woolhouse inspiration.