The Story of An Island Artist . .

renovating a stone cottage, building a studio and keeping the rabbits out


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Some of the Roughest Weaving You May Have Seen . . . And Proud of it!

ImageAfter many months of collecting, considering and construction, a weaving first . . . . .  “Ribbons Across the Countryside”.

An expressionist abstract artwork in hand loom woven textile, found and made objects by Andrew Herridge, Approx 400mm x x400mm

Much taken for granted, this thin strip holds together the majority of English fields. The artwork celebrates the form and varied function of an English hedgerow.  The basic weave is a mixture of acrylic and natural wools, also in the warp; lichens covered wood, leather, nettle fibre, jute, and plastics. All representing materials found in the natural state.

The weave is rough and it is meant to be that way. Hedges can be rough places where battles are waged between man’s boundaries , the weather and ecology.  These elements are a feature of the work.

The artwork is available to purchase through

Andew Herridge Contemporary Art

www.andrewherridge.co.uk

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Weaving an English hedgerow on a heddle frame . . . progress.

Getting back to serious artwork after a few months’ distraction on other things . . . that’s the trouble with being a self employed artist, just sometimes other pressing things have precedence.

Experimental weaving on my heddle frame has begun again. I am trying to use the frame to produce an abstract piece based on an English hedgerow.  Rather than using the shuttle weaving straight across the warp I am using a weaving needle to construct features. The weft gives a top to bottom structure.  The flowery coloured warp to the left of the image will be the ‘top’ of the piece, the foliage.  Imagine the picture here turned clockwise through 90 degrees, that is how it will be viewed.

The white area represents hawthorn flowers growing in May or June.