Visiting the LAF artists: Katie Green – weaver
My third artist visit today – this time to Katie Green, who will be exhibiting for the first time at Lexden Arts Festival.
Katie lives on the southern outskirts of the lovely Suffolk town of Long Melford. She is a weaver, using a rigid heddle loom to create beautiful cushions and scarves from luxury yarns in lovely soft colours. The ideas for her work often come from the Suffolk countryside, and she showed me some beautiful cushions inspired by Dunwich Heath when the heather and gorse are in flower, and others based on the beach and sea at Aldeburgh. Her gossamer fine scarves are woven from alpaca and mulberry silk, so are wonderfully soft and warm.
One unique point about her cushions is that every single one is different. She weaves them in ‘families’ to tone together, but each one is individual.
I noticed tiny sequins sparkling amongst the threads in each cushion, and Katie said she always used a little of this special yarn in each weaving project – rather like a little trade mark!
To find out more about Katie and her work check out her website www.katiegreen.info
Back in my own studio, I have almost finished ‘Essex Wood: February’ – it just needs a few final touches, so maybe tomorrow . . . .?
Hope your week has got off to a good start 🙂