Swallow Flight 

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.

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.

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