This exhibition at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery in Bradford celebrates the vibrant legacy of Bradford's woollen industry and contemporary developments in design, materials and technology. One of my wall pieces, BLOOMING, is featured alongside archive pieces from the Crafts Council Collection, including work by Hikaru Noguchi, Freddie Robbins, Carol McNicoll and Susanna Heron as well as some of my fellow makers from the Crafts Council's Hothouse programme.
Stella Harding, BLOOMING - painted willow, apple wood, jute and rattan.
Photo: Arnold Borgerth
Stella Harding DARK BLOOM (detail)
Although the central woven sections of the 'Bloom' series might appear to be knitted, the effect is achieved by a basketry technique known as twining. Twining and reverse twining alternate to create a 'stitch' similar to knit one, purl one.
The exhibition runs from 25 February until 25 August 2015.