As the world becomes ever 'civilised', much as our need to find ourselves in nature has brought home gardens to the forefront, our desire to connect and reapproach nature through an intuitive feeling of colour.
A series of experiments/ sample strips using a collection of traditional *overshot coverlet patterns that involved a meticulous counting and precise threading. The aim was to magnify the pattern for a wall piece which would only be obvious when woven in large scale. Observing the piece from far the pattern becomes visible.
*overshot is a weave structure that creates decorative supplementary weft floats. Overshot weave coverlets were woven in undyed cotton warp and weft and repeating geometric patterns mainly used in the home and remained a craft in rural Appalachia into the early 20th century.