England, Lark & Bower, Henryk
Product name: HENRYK (A4)
Type of product: Off-loom handwoven artwork
Description (story of the item):
Study of a classic Prince-of-Wales check in black and grey wool, woven off-loom, by hand with needle and thread.
The concept behind this collection is to celebrate woven structure as an art form in its own right, so in this case, presenting the Prince-of-Wales check as an artwork, instead of, for example, on a coat.
The stripes in the warp are matched with the stripes in the weft, and a simple 2/2 twill structure is used throughout - this is the typical set up for a Prince-of-Wales check.
The technique is called Colour & Weave, which is essentially the use of stripes and a basic structure to create endless variants of pattern with the most basic of looms (or in this case, a piece of A4 wood and needle and thread!)
There are about 6 different patterns visible in this cloth that could be used either on their own as an allover pattern, or together to make a check.
Hand-weaving is an often forgotten art, and one which deserves to be appreciated without necessarily being part of a functional or throw away item.
This piece is woven with mill waste yarn, which means that when the cone runs out, I cannot make any more the same - so they really are limited edition!
‘Henryk’ is named after my father, who is also my loom maintenance man, loom builder, colour specialist, IT man, carpenter and inventor! He has helped and encouraged me no end from the beginning, when he helped me to put together my first loom and made many pieces of equipment for it.
We now have five looms in the studio, though none of them were used for these pieces, which are woven ‘off-loom’, during lockdown when I had no access to my studio.
Henryk took approximately 4 days to weave, using only needle and thread, and a 2/2 twill structure.
PLEASE NOTE - This piece does not come framed. These pieces are sold without frames, to leave the choice of framing to their new owners.
Materials: Industry waste wool. Birch Plywood, FSC Certified Measurements / size: Height 30cm x Width 21.5cm x Depth 6mm
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