I am not entirely sure where the ides for this rug came from. It was probably from a combination of taking the shape from a previous commission earlier in the year for a project in Clerkenwell, London, and some colours that I had in my bank of stock colours from previous commissions. I like to gather colours from stock to see which weights I have to allow me to create a rug or wall hanging to a specific size and design. These colours jumped out at me after seeing where my first PLECTRUM rug was located and the colours around it from the furniture around it too. Samples are a great way of working out the correct mix and best way of creating the desired tonal shading or ombre effect rather than diving straight into making mistakes on the actual rug. I do not always create designs for my rug project but in this case, I had to visualize how the shading would appear. I also realized that I wanted the shading to be more centralized than the design showed.
Each Saturday during June 2021, for the Dewsbury Creative Town & Woven in Kirklees Festival, the ‘Sculpting A Continent’ textile installation in Market Square gazebo also had a pop up shop running along side the installation. This allowed the public to better understand the hand tufting process as well as also having a go at... Continue Reading →
Inspired by walks through the fields around West Yorkshire and the changing view of the field directly in front of the workshop in Mirfield, this HAY BALE design rug or wall hanging evokes the movement of the ploughed lines of cultivation but using a palette of expressive, counterintuitive custom dyed pure wool colours. Each rug... Continue Reading →
Andrew Warburton was commissioned to create ‘Sculpting A Continent’ as a temporary installation for the Dewsbury Creative Town Arts Programme funded by Kirklees Council and produced by Beam. This work was also commissioned in partnership with the WOVEN in Kirklees Festival 2021.