The Summer Grasses Series is a collection of woven samples focused on my journey towards improved well-being.
Intended for everyday use on the body, the material palette for the collection consists of plant fibres with a focus on linen. A relatively sustainable fibre, linen is durable but also biodegradable which echoes the roots of the series.
By exploring the visual language of London's parks in late summer, the project enables a connection to self and landscape through the process of making. An exercise in observation, the work is a personal reminder to be present and savour ‘the moment’. Influenced by the concept of therapy gardens for improved well-being, this is an exploration of an environment and seasonal memory through the use of colour and texture.
Tess Whiting is a textile designer specialising in woven construction who works between the disciplines of art, craft and design. By balancing her material philosophy with colour research, her working process traces and mirrors the theme of seasonal change. Having recently completed her MA she is now starting a studio based in Birmingham, UK.