Swallow flight is the textile piece that resulted from a Summer of close observation of swallows nesting. The project involved drawings on tracing paper, a large scale free-form weaving photographed outdoors and ended with this piece. Here is a summary of the process.
Swallows were nesting in the eaves. Looking out of the wide windows I could see the swallows weaving between the roofs and began to draw their flight in pencil on tracing paper, enjoying the fluid movements. These drawings then became a large scale weaving across the windows with black cotton tape. This weaving didn't have movement so I took the fabric tape outside and added the weaving to the washing line...in a unique setting in my back 'garden' in Orkney. The wind did the rest.
The textile piece Swallow Flight was shown in Sea Sky exhibition in Stromness, Orkney in 2017.