Every time I went out to my field I kept seeing its textures in terms of weaving. Why not test out the idea? And so I sent for a little loom and put my thinking to the test. I'm very fortunate to belong to a textile group which is run by a weaver and she has acted as mentor whilst I grappled with techniques and a vocabulary new to me. It's been a very exhilarating experience.
Below are a number of experiments:
Over the course of making these pieces my skills have improved greatly, culminating in the piece below which is 5cm wide and 25cm long. Unlike the pieces above I decided not to weave in all the ends feeling they gave a sense of wild growth just as I'd noticed at the height of summer.
All the pieces were inspired by markings on the ground and the play of sunshine and shadows.