Welcome to Washed Up Wool
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I hope you'll enjoy looking at my work,
I enjoy hand knitting as an instant and portable way of responding to the world around me and the ideas that develop from what I see. I enjoy the question and answer of working with a process that doesn’t reveal the finished object as it is being made. I like the balance of control and surprise in the process of designing the knitted piece for transforming into felt; the soft wool yarn becoming a sturdy fabric. I love the materials I work with, choosing yarns for the processes that make them and give them different properties. On a recent visit to Iceland I explored their knitting traditions and yarns. The colours and textures of the landscape and its details are incorporated in my most recent work. Another everyday meaning of yarn is a story, to me that’s an interesting part of making an object such as a bag, which is to be used and worn.
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