“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others”. Nelson Mandela. This work is the beginning of a new series with social implications. Currently unframed due to the new difficulties resulting from Covid-19, something I hope to rectify before […]

Helpringham Exhibition

St Andrew’s Church, Helpringham, NG34 0RA ARTS & CRAFTS, Exhibition of Fibre work by Moira West. 4 – 7 July 2019, Thursday to Saturday, 10am – 4pm, Sunday 12pm – 4pm. Saturday – Felt demonstrations at 11am & 1pm by Karen Lane. Sunday – Slow Stitch event (participation encouraged), 1pm – 3pm. Further demonstrations, refreshments, […]

Redeveloping work

In the last couple of years I have struggled, creatively as well as physically. My submissions in that time have been work which I had already started, or completed previously. This year is the first year that I have elected not to submit work for the Lincolnshire Artists’ Society Summer Show. I did however complete […]

2018 Experiences

It has been an exceptional year so far in respect of the many exhibitions visited. Stand out encounters included, Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria to see ‘Women of the RA’ and, surprisingly – two large Frink sculptures which were in situ for a forthcoming exhibition – so intensely Frink. Doug Binder at both the Ropewalk, […]


The worldwide web provides abundant opportunity for inspirational images and information. Each day I am in awe at what is being produced in the art world, in parallel with scientific and environmental discoveries. It’s not my intention to give views on the following images, but rather to allow, as the artists intended, the viewer to […]

Moira West – fibre artist – Home

Source: Moira West – fibre artist – Home HOME OUR STORY MAGAZINE SHOP COMMUNITY EVENTS BE A PART OF OUR STORY CONTACT US POETRY IN WOOL May 23, 2017 In Athens right now is an eight metre-tall installation of unprocessed wool, cascading down from a gallery ceiling in a shower of blood red. This soft sculpture […]