Creeping Velvet (Bo'ness Late Autumn Knit) Wall Hanging by Kate Owens


Irish linen wall hanging, naturally dyed with nettle and block printed with solvent-free ink. Hand stitched to a jute lining with hanging loops.

Dimensions: (W) 48.5 x (L) 150 cm

"I make printed textiles with motifs that stagger and bump. Using an adapted block printing method, where the print block is also a wooden sandal, I walk motifs across the fabric using choreography and body weight to transfer ink to cloth. Over the past eighteen months I’ve introduced another layer of action to my practice by collecting and processing plant material to colour the fabric.

I think about movement in opposition to being fixed or restricted. My own spine has been partially fixed since I was nineteen, prompting me to counter this rigidity with movement in my work. Each textile work becomes an intimate record of the physical making experience." - Kate Owens

Includes FSC certified wooden hanging batten. Stamped with maker's mark.

Photographed with Creeping Velvet (Queens Park Late Autumn Knit) Wall Hanging.