Levels Field of Buttercups - SOLD
By Jennie Loader
Wool with decorative fibres, wet felted
Image size: H:13.5 x W: 22.5cm
Size of framed work: H: 29cm x W: 38cm
New for 2022, Jennie's felt collection, Peat Below, Sky Above, is a three-tier exploration of her local Somerset Levels. It is inspired by the dark peat soil, the patchwork of fields and wetland nature reserves above and the wide, overarching skies.
These highly unusual and inventive landscape scenes are made of British Shetland wool with a mixture of hand-dyed silk fabric and fibres, plant fibres such as soya, cotton and flax, wool locks and hand-spun yarn.
Since we introduced these works to the gallery they have proven extremely popular, so much so that Jennie has produced a new series in lighter summer field colours and reflected this new colourway in her latest small felt vessels, also on show.
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.