“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.”Andrew Wyeth
In this quiet time, as the old year draws to a close, the days begin to lengthen once again. It’s a transitory time, a time to look forward to what 2023 has in store, but also a time for reflection. A time to recover and restore, ready to begin afresh in the new year.
“The most ethereal forms belong to winter; hers is the beauty the leaf has when substance and sap are gone and only the frail white outline belongs. This is the best time to learn the proportions of things.”Mary Webb
I’ve selected an image from each month of 2022 as an overview of what I achieved in my creative practice over the past 12 months. My work has broadened and deepened, reflecting a more thoughtful way of working, in the materials used and the execution of my craft, as well as the items I make, ranging from fine art textiles to new handwoven throws.
2022 – a year in review
Test samples for zevenxweven exhibition in April, new yarns and new scarves
Weaving of pieces for zevenxweven exhibition; mixed paper. linen, hemp and synthetic yarns in the warp and paper in the weft
Commissioned scarf in vibrant browns, oranges and blues using a simple linen weave
Zevenxweven exhibition at de Katoendrukkerij in Amersfoort
Lighters scarves woven with a linen warp and lambswool and silk weft
Fabrics for interior textiles inspired by pebbles found on Gylen beach, the island of Kerrera near Oban, west Scotland
Handwoven map of the Pennine way with three-dimensional elements interwoven
Time off in Iceland, leading to new colour inspirations and scarf designs
Handwoven smaller paper pieces using newspaper to refelect the topical issues of this year
Handwoven ‘remnants’ scarf made using up waste warp ends from previous warps
More three dimensional weaving using layers and double warp set up on the loom
Commissioned throw woven using multiple layers on the loom
…so much for your support throughout this year – for your kind words, follows, likes, commissions, purchases and recommendations. Thank you for joining me on my creative journey through the seasons. If you’d like to see more of my work and inspirations, I post regularly on Instagram @veronicapock and my work is available online at LiminalWEAVE on Etsy.
Wishing you all the very best for 2023,