Washed Up Wool

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Latest News: I am running a workshop on wet felting and knitting and felting. The workshop is from 10am until 3pm on Saturday the 22nd April 2017. The cost is £30 including materials. I will bringing some ideas for  using prefelt and layering techniques and of course you  can work on your own ideas. Please email me at ruth@washedupwool.co.uk to book a place.

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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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