Louise, a graduate of UCA Farnham who has previously exhibited and worked on various commissions including one for John Makepeace, secured the residency with her proposal to set up a floor-based countermarch loom in the North Aisle of the redundant Tudor church which hosts the residency and work directly in response to the light and colours of the building. She has relished the opportunity to work site-specifically “I have been particularly struck by the massive tie beams within the original Tudor church. This has inspired me to think about incorporating structure into my piece of work. The aim was to create a contemporary piece of work that would hang within the space that inspired it.’ Alongside the fine cottons and silks she usually works with she has chosen to weave using linen, which gives a sense of strength and structure to the cloth. She has also been running a series of workshops sharing her skills and love of her craft with local people.
Read more: Louise Nason’s a-n blog