'Ishya' Wall Hanging
Ishya' is a Sanskrit name meaning 'Spring'. This name has been chosen to reflect the origins of the many fairtrade and ethical yarns used in this piece, sourced from Nepal and India. The meaning conveys the rich and cheerful tones of the stunning yarns and fibres, hand crafted by women.
The landscape design of this piece allows the paths of the yarns to flow freely and widely, mimicking rolling hills and soft waves. As always, my work is inspired by nature. The colours and origins of the materials inspired a freeform piece that makes the viewer think of botanical and natural forms. The materials themselves range between organic banana silk fibre (that chunky, golden yellow) to very fine silk with delicate threaded beads (fringe). I have handspun a rainbow dyed silk cocoon sheet into an eclectic, multicoloured yarn that pops in the detailed woven areas, complimenting a beautifully chunky recycled Sari Silk fabric yarn. I adore the way it blends from bright, tie dye colours to sudden midnight blues and touches of reds...a perfect example of the hand stitched nature of this material.
Finally, a recycled silk yarn beautifully named 'Irish Hills' brings the most beautiful, rustic, jewel toned green to the piece. Combined with a selection of my own hand spun, farm fresh and dyed yarns, and other materials sourced from ethical and independent shops, this piece is a reflection of what can be created by choosing responsible products and embracing handmade and fairtrade.
Created in collaboration with Darn Good Yarn
Approximate Dimensions: 26 inches wide and 38 inches long
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