Wonderful woollen creations by Alison Wibmer for her graduate collection at ECA which won a Craft Scotland Graduate Award.
"Raw fibres are carded, felted, spun, embroidered, printed and dyed by hand in an extensive exploration of wool as a material. Through meticulous technical sampling, techniques such as hand spinning fibres, CAD embroidery, felting and print go beyond surface decoration to enhance the structure and functionality of wool, encouraging breathability, insulation and strength.Each labour- intensive stage of process is to be celebrated. Looking closer at the shapes and patterns in process: the tools, materials and rhythms, inspires the aesthetic of the textile outcomes." Alison Wibmer