Project 9 sample 1

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Well I have finally finished the sample. I feel a bit disappointed with it if I’m honest.

I love the the surface textures I achieved and the movement within the piece. I also really like the colours and mixtures of yarns that I used; but the sample itself distorted quite a bit which did not really show up until I removed it from the loom.

This is undoubtedly down to my inexperience with weaving having not done it before and I’m sure that with practice I could improve this. The tension is just too tight in places.

I would also like to try using a larger loom. Mine is really not big enough so I can only produce small samples on it. I may try this again one day on a larger loom as I feel the sample would work well on a larger scale.

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About Julie Hooker

Having recently returned to my roots in Surrey, I am currently studying a BA Hons degree with the OCA. My work is often inspired by the local countryside in the beautiful Surrey Hills area and the wild rugged nature of the North Cornish coast. Steam engines and abandoned industrial history are also recent themes. A free machine embroiderer and felt maker; I like to explore the use of natural, found materials to create my art, whether that be as raw materials to stitch or weave with or as a material with which to produce dye or print with. Previously, I completed City and Guilds parts 1 & 2 Creative Embroidery at the East Berkshire College in Windsor in 2007. I was also awarded first place in the wearable art section of the National Quilt Championships 2008 and 2009 held annually at Sandown Park.
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