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Arts / Textiles students to put woven work on show

The Shetland Textile Museum at the Böd of Gremista. Photo: Barry Broadbent

TWO students studying contemporary textiles at UHI Shetland will exhibit their work of woven pieces at the Shetland Textile Museum at the Böd of Gremista later this month.

This will be the final UHI student textile exhibition and is called Warped, which refers to the integral structure of woven textile design.

Sue Imrie is inspired by the local natural environment especially early morning skyscapes.

Using natural dyeing techniques, she creates a variety of different coloured yarns which are both ethical and unique.

Imrie uses simple pointed or straight warp structures integrating random weights and colours of local yarn in the designs to create distinctive woven pieces for fashion or interiors.

Julia Nairn’s work is based on her love of bright colour and distorted weave structures.

Her pieces are based on a sense of place – in this exhibition the inspiration was her local primary school.

She tries to combine strong colours and a sense of rhythm to encourage the eye to find a pattern within the weave.

Dr Sarah Dearlove, programme leader for at UHI Shetland for the BA (Hons) contemporary textiles course, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for our 3rd year students to showcase their textile design work in a public exhibition space, gaining professional experience in that process, made possible by the partnership UHI Shetland have with the Textile Museum.”

This exhibition is open to the public from Tuesday 23 April to Tuesday 28 May. The Shetland Textile Museum is open Tuesday- Saturday 11am – 4pm.

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