Stories from the weave studio – December

Reflections

“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

January

Test samples for zevenxweven exhibition in April, new yarns and new scarves

Selection of handwoven fabrics and yarn

February

Weaving of pieces for zevenxweven exhibition; mixed paper. linen, hemp and synthetic yarns in the warp and paper in the weft

Woven sample with floating threads

March

Commissioned scarf in vibrant browns, oranges and blues using a simple linen weave

Commissioned scarf finished piece

April

Zevenxweven exhibition at de Katoendrukkerij in Amersfoort

Zeven x weven four different pieces

May

Lighters scarves woven with a linen warp and lambswool and silk weft

Blue lambswool and linen scarf

June

Fabrics for interior textiles inspired by pebbles found on Gylen beach, the island of Kerrera near Oban, west Scotland

Handwoven cushion fabric and pebbles that inspired the colours

July

Handwoven map of the Pennine way with three-dimensional elements interwoven

'Way markers' in the autumn sun

August

Time off in Iceland, leading to new colour inspirations and scarf designs

Handwoven scarf in blue and grey with detail of weave pattern

September

Handwoven smaller paper pieces using newspaper to refelect the topical issues of this year

Detail of woven newspaper art

October

Handwoven ‘remnants’ scarf made using up waste warp ends from previous warps

Veronica Pock zero waste handwoven scarf

November

More three dimensional weaving using layers and double warp set up on the loom

Veronica Pock detail wall art with raffia

December

Commissioned throw woven using multiple layers on the loom

Handwoven throw full view hanging on rail

Thank you…

…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,

Veronica

Review of 2022 handwoven interior items

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