This is my latest completed tapestry, "echoes of the shore." I started working on it in December last year, following on from "shoreline circles" last October.
size: approx. 5ft square
"Echoes of the shore" is a collection of memories from walks along local beaches, mostly the Sand O' Wright beach in Hoxa, exploring repeated shapes and patterns which echo one another: limpet shells, pebbles, circular marks found on pebbles, sand blisters and scattered edges of waves before they disperse over wet sand. The tapestry is based on and developed from a small watercolour painting in my sketchbook. In the photograph below you can see the sketchbook painting along with the pebble which inspired the main concentric circles in the painting and tapestry. It's tiny but packs a visual punch.
As I completely neglected to post any work in progress photographs here earlier in the year I'll add them now at the end.