a catalogue of textile work by Claire Crompton

Textile Flora Spring Exhibition

“Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May” (Shakespeare, sonnet 18) Wind-scattered hawthorn seeds caught in dark places, hybridising and corrupting gentle blooms; wind-shaken blossom dissolving into black earth; … Continue reading

March 31, 2015

Textile Flora Winter Exhibition

Textile Flora standing in silent winter landscapes; trees clothed in hard frosts and a falling of snow, dark trees laced against the pale light. Lost leaves reveal secret rookeries and … Continue reading

December 19, 2014

Textile Flora Telling Tales

Textile Flora growing from spoken words; tall Alliums from formal polite gardens and wild distorted bulbs from secretive, dark, untidy corners. The Wild Wood and the rooky wood move darkly … Continue reading

August 8, 2014

Textile Flora

The Textile Flora collection takes inspiration from the structures of nature and from the prickly, thorny inhabitants of waste ground and forgotten corners. I use recycled threads and fabrics, dyeing … Continue reading

March 29, 2014

Utilityware (2013)

Exhibition: Making Futures: Lifecycles of Material Worlds 24 sept – 7 Dec 2013 at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery (http://makingfutures.plymouthart.ac.uk/) Curated by Elaine Dye (www.craftingspaces.co.uk) Utilityware (2013) The tea … Continue reading

September 26, 2013

Reviews for ‘Mapping The Future’ exhibition

  “Claire Crompton’s ‘Sheep Country’ was an enigmatic segmented form atop a high plinth.  Another interpretation of landscape, the paradoxical hardness of the three dimensional contour map reflected an existence … Continue reading

April 18, 2012


MakeUnmakeRemake (2010) materials: jacob, shetland and merino handspun yarn exhibited: Off the Beaten Track at Devonport Guildhall, Plymouth 28 May to 2 June 2010

March 19, 2012

fleece first

circle fabric chair cover (2011) materials: blue faced leicester yarn, blue faced leicester handspun yarn exhibited: Fleece First at Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon 24 September to 13 … Continue reading

March 19, 2012

sheep country 2003-2010 (2012)

Source of Data: The British Wool Marketing Board – producer price schedule archive (http://www.britishwool.org.uk/priceschedarchlist.asp?pageid=56)  Materials: Herdwick wool, Merino wool, wire Construction: Crochet Each slice of the landscape represents a different … Continue reading

March 19, 2012

exhibition: mapping the future

work by (l to r): Liz Harding (on wall), Claire Crompton (on plinth), Doreen Barnaville (hanging), Brenda Miller (on wall and chair), Jane Barker (hanging), Carolyn Sibbald (hanging and floor), Debby … Continue reading

March 19, 2012

broken teacup

broken teacup (2011) materials: ceramic, waste knitting yarns

March 19, 2012

broken plate

broken plate (2011) materials: ceramic, wool fibres

March 19, 2012

broken teapot

broken teapot (2011) materials: ceramic, denim fabric

March 19, 2012


papermaking 1 & 2 (2011) materials: waste embroidery threads, paper pulp

March 19, 2012


handknot (2011) materials: waste knitting yarns, canvas

March 19, 2012


needlefelt (2011) materials: waste wool fibres, found purse frame

March 19, 2012

cross stitch

cross stitch (2011) materials: cross stitch embroideries

March 19, 2012

composite fabric

composite fabric (2011) materials: waste knitting yarns

March 19, 2012

orange box

orange box (2011) materials: waste handknitting yarns, fusible fibres, wire, glass beads

March 19, 2012

Give Fleece A Chance

Article written for The Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers – issue Spring 2011 Give Fleece A Chance connecting wool producers to wool users, one sheep at a time By … Continue reading

February 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

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