Handwoven on my own loom
I am a weave designer, hand weaving ranges of scarves and cushions and also framed wall pieces and hangings. Colour has an important role in my designs. I play with colour and different weave techniques to create exciting effects, I like having the opportunity to combine colour and pattern. I make use of industrial surplus yarns, I also hand dye yarn.
As Alsager Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild secretary I produce a newsletter for each month's meeting to keep everyone informed. I have exhibited with Alsager WSD at Quarry Bank Mill and Little Moreton Hall. There is always a ‘have a go element’ to the exhibition which I have helped with. I have done dye and weave workshops with and for the guild. See - www.alsagerwsd.co.uk
Creating art textiles is important to me so I joined Ten Plus textiles in 2009 and have developed a range of framed works and hangings in the form of abstract panels that are colour-saturated, geometric artworks made for domestic, corporate and public spaces. The abstract panels highlight geometric qualities and are produced on a computer-aided loom. See www.tenplustextiles.com
I open my studio each year with Cheshire Open Studios See - www.cheshireopenstudios.org.uk/jane-white/
Weaving was an option on the BA Contemporary Crafts course MMU Cheshire that I completed. I decided I enjoyed weaving and have been experimenting on the loom ever since.
I use a 24 shaft loom with a computer interface. It should be noted that the work of the computer interface is to remember the next weft pick for it does not create the design on the loom, I create the design and enter the fibre and colours where I want them. In other words, all of my handweaving is manual. I weave with natural fibres, particularly cotton.
Contact email: email@example.com
See my shop: www.etsy.com/shop/ACrackingYarn