Cotswold on Shetland
By Jennie Loader
British wool, wet felted: 3D vessel form
Size: H:16cm x 25cm diameter
Jennie's Sheep on the Land range, created through traditional methods and careful moulding of the felt, transforms British sheep wool into felt vessels, celebrating and championing the source wool to create a very tactile and natural decorative object. She includes, as rim fringing, unprocessed locks directly from a fleece.
Given their resemblance to erupting volcanoes, we like to call them her Vesuvius pots!
ABOUT JENNIE LOADER
Jennie is fascinated by natural processes that transform materials - whether she's using sunshine to print botanical plant forms or turning soft, loose wool fibres into textile artworks. Each piece is an adventure where she explores new possibilities and develops her own individual style.
Her newly-emerging felt collection, Peat Below, Sky Above, is a three-tier exploration of her local Somerset Levels, celebrating the deep, dark peat soil, above which the sweeping patchwork of fields and wetland nature reserves meet the expanse of every-changing sky. The three tiers are made of British Shetland wool, plus a mixture of hand-dyed silk fabric and fibres, plant fibres such as soya, cotton and flax, wool locks and hand-spun yarn.
Her Sheep on the Land range transforms British sheep wool into felt vessels, celebrating and championing the source wool and including cleaned but unprocessed locks directly from a fleece. We call them her Vesuvius pots!
Meanwhile, in her cyanotype prints, the beautiful forms of native British plant life are captured using this Victorian manipulated photographic process. Paper or textile is coated with light-sensitive material and, using just sunlight, beautiful silhouettes and transparent dappling results.