Harriet Wallace and Emma Sewell create woven scarves and throws. They have many projects illustrated on their web site that show their methods of colour choice. They take inspiration from the distinctive colour choices in the work of other artists as above, as well as directly referencing the environment to facilitate choice of proportion and colour. These woven textiles are put to functional use which is something I am very much drawn to. Here they are created using artistic design making, as works of art but then sent out into the world to be worn or sat on or to protect book pages, in a way that has a greater impact on the lives of others, compared to a painting in a gallery.
They are not preserved and protected, but instead used and worn out eventually, to make way for new work.
When I get home I’ll try and remember to insert a photo of the bus seats in Hobart. The fabric is particularly disgusting and I’ll see if I can analyse why.
Cole and Sons
Before I came to the outback I looked ahead through the course materials and I saw that I needed to bring some printed fabric to use for colour palettes. While I was in Melbourne I went to a fancy fabric shop called Tessuti fabrics and bought five Liberty Print fabrics. The Liberty company was established by Arthur Liberty in 1875 and was initially a homewares shop dedicated to the popular oriental theme but subsequently branched out to printing the famous liberty prints in England. The prints are an English made product that initially took inspiration from the orient.
https://www.libertylondon.com/uk/information/the-store/store-heritage.html Viewed 7 Nov 2017 for some of the information about Liberty.