Textile Flora

Functional and decorative textiles about landscape by Claire Crompton

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 to surround a small, lost tale.

For this series, I have combined paper with my usual material of repurposed threads and fabric, adding a different texture and sharper edges to the textile forms.

Part of Telling Tales exhibition at The Byre Gallery, Millbrook, Cornwall from 14th August to 21st September 2014.

Light thickens; and the crow
Makes wing to the rooky wood:
Good things of day begin to droop and drowse;
While night’s black agents to their preys do rouse.
Macbeth Act 3 scene 2

Alliums, Textile Flora

Alliums, Textile Flora

Allium Claire Crompton


Bulbs Claire Crompton

Dark Bulbs

Leafs Claire Crompton

Lazy and Sulky, part of the Dark Bulbs series

Wild Wood Rooky Wood Claire Crompton

L to R: The Rooky Wood, Winter Wild Wood, Wild Wood

Winter Wild Wood Claire Crompton

Winter Wild Wood

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