Irene Evison working in Woven tapestry

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Weaving the natural world is what inspires me. It’s a very special experience to sit by a rockpool, capturing a small corner of the rocks, sand and seaweed in woven tapestry before the tide comes in. Or just as memorable, sitting in the dappled spring sunlight on Llanymynech Hill trying to catch the essence of the primroses and dog violets that have sprung up by the side of a former limestone quarry trackway. But there are times when I want to create a much more carefully designed studio piece, and I’m lucky to have a small weaving room on our smallholding, just by Offa’s Dyke.
Im still learning, doing my best to get a solid foundation in technique and design and building my experience and skills so that I can produce beautifully woven, imaginative and visually appealing pieces.
I have a background in working with communities and heritage, and have found that tapestry weaving can be a really effective and enjoyable way for people to explore the heritage and natural world around them. I plan to be doing more of this in the future.


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