The Colour Walk Finally Got Made – Janet Clarke

The ideas had been floating around in my head for too long – it was a challenge to get it out on paper to start with . The list just grew of its own accord – colour memories from places I had lived and worked in. Then the greater challenge appeared – how to translate these colours through the medium of wool fibres into a cohesive piece of work.

pre felts in colour

the heap of possible colours of prefelts

fibres before felting

dry fibres - wool and silk - before felting

section of the prefelts spread over the floor

section of prefelts spread over the floor

Once sections were put together the piece was almost 9 m long. It did shrink a bit in the felting process. Then instead of having it as a roll it became a concertina’d piece, much to my surprise. There are more photos going on my blog.

Finished piece

Colour Walk on the wall.

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2 thoughts on “The Colour Walk Finally Got Made – Janet Clarke

  1. Hi Janet
    It’s interesting to read how your felt work evolved with the warm and vibrant colours.
    Looking forward to seeing you and the other participants tomorrow at the preview, if you are able to come.

  2. Thanks Jane.
    It was one of those pieces that really told me what to do with it in the end. Something that always takes me by surprise!
    The preview was most enjoyable – good to meet with a few more artists from TFSW

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