March 29, 2023
Congruence – Isobelle Stothert
Venue:Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road
Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5LW United Kingdom
Isobelle is a hand weaver and florist with a unique aesthetic, who comes to the craft from a background in floristry and colour. She works in an environmentally conscious way, using sustainable fibres such as wool, nettles, flax, and hemp, as well as recycling and up-cycling fibres that would otherwise end up in landfill.
The colours and textures of the natural world are at the heart of every creation – from the inspirational settings of her home and workplace nestled in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, to the organic fibres and natural dyes used in her designs. Isobelle weaves in an intuitive manner, allowing the colours and textures of her yarns to guide the structure of the cloth. Moss, lichens, wildflowers, trees, and the landscape are all reflected in her weaving.
Isobelle uses her art to celebrate the quality and diversity of nature’s colours and textures as well as taking inspiration from her travels and the multicultural history of the art form that is weaving