Nature-to-Weave is a collection of tapestries and prints inspired by the complexity of colour, texture and form in landscapes. Exploring the abstract forms and colour through watercolour washes and digital drawings, helped translate the journey from image to tactile tapestry. An array of dyed yarns is spun together to mimic the medley of shadow and depth. The unexpected visibility of certain colours from the spun yarn play the role of informing the unruly depiction of texture. These handwoven tapestries are made using cotton yarn, which embodies ease and diversity as a material. This project was conceptualised and executed during the lockdown in India, along with traditional Indian weavers.
School of Design
Rakhee Shenoy specialises in woven textiles for interior spaces, with a background in multidisciplinary textiles and experience in the industry. Her work focuses on ethical production, with weavers from India. She explores new possibilities on the loom, both handloom and jacquard to make her textile designs. She looks forward to collaborating with designers and strategically applying her skills in developing textiles.
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