Tools ‹ Moira West — WordPress

Source: Tools ‹ Moira West — WordPress Innovation competition for the benefit of wool 7th June 2017 How can we increase the use of wool among companies and consumers? This was the question 80 Danish and Swedish students got to work with for two and a half days. The innovation contest was and funded by […]

Ready Made…

Clothing labels can be small art works in their own right. Each has its own story, but would, in the normal course of events, be disposed of with the worn garment. Some from the more quality end of the clothing industry, and accessories, tell tales, which also allow for the viewers own interpretation. Five labels […]

Shoddy Blog

Just received a formal invitation to contribute to the shoddy blog. Twitter: @ShoddyArts Originally an exhibition by disabled artists in Leeds, April 2016, I am delighted to be taking part in this exciting blog. Many thanks to Gill Crawshaw for including my work and reminding me of both my roots and the wool industry, […]


Design source Previous work, ‘nil Desperandum’ and ‘Implosion’, encompassing sensory feedback/distortion. Inspired by Peter Randall-Page’s work at ysp. Techniques used Needle felting using a single barbed needle. Materials White willow sphere, white merino, white merino/linen/silk-blend, lace yarn (white/pink/yellow), merino slub yarn, and merino boucle yarn. Process and Evaluation For this work I used a willow fibre […]


Just started working on new felts for exhibition September at The Collection in Lincoln. It is good to get back to being creative. I need to decide if the piece which is now dry, is completed (you know what I mean – when is done, done?). Watch this space for images and further details.

Singer Songwriter Series – Melting Pot

Design Source This series emanates from sketchbook work during 2009-11, previous work in the Wasted Series, and my interest in vessels and 3D sculptural forms. I also used ideas relating to pathways, human traits, distortion, dysfunction, and processes involving tatting, working with hands, including felting and knitting. Techniques used I used wet and dry felting […]

Earth Series – Intent

Design source Development from my Dawntime Series a large felt hanging exhibited with Textile Lincs. Impressions in textiles of a man-made landscape using recycled materials Materials Various sections of lace curtain and crocheted waste, organza and dyed gauze, BFL, merino, Ramie and silk Process and Evaluation The selected pieces of fabric were laid out on […]


Design Source The process of musing on life’s pressures, which have the potential to overwhelm, led to the design for these felts, and to consider their aptness for the Contemporary Crafts Network, ‘Erosion’ exhibition. (I chose to produce these two pieces for the Contemporary Crafts Network exhibition held at The Collection, Lincoln in 2011.) Alternative […]