Weave art is truly something so unique and aesthetically striking. When bringing art into our homes, many of us instinctively think of a beautiful painting or sculpture.
But how often would you think of a basket, woven light shade or rug to add artistic flair? It’s a beautiful way of adding style to your home without spending a fortune.
Weave Art is Big News
The art of the weave is a movement that is spreading like wildfire around the globe. it’s one that has been largely spearheaded by local Robertson artist and sculptural weaver Harriet Goodall.
A stunning woven lampshade can provide more than simply a centrepiece for your room, says Harriet.
“When you turn on the light each night, it can throw the most incredible shadows and shapes into a bare wall. It creates mood and negates the need for a painting to hang in that space.
“This is a terrific option for people who are renting and might not be able to use picture hooks. Likewise, a dramatic wall hanging, colourful basket or statement woven sculpture can add bold character and become a talking piece.”
Harriet’s Weave Art History
Harriet learned the fundamentals of her craft from one of Australia’s most pre-eminent basket-makers, the late Virginia Kaiser. She uses recycled, raw and natural materials to create her masterpieces. These include seed pods, quills, sea grass, broken bird’s nests, old machinery, discarded wire and more. Each of these ‘discarded’ items eventually becomes a valuable keepsake that would do any home proud.
Harriet’s passion for weaving and natural dyes was sparked on a visit to Peru in 2004. She and husband mat Campbell founded a not-for-profit business on their return.
Harriet taught local weaving workshops for six years. In 2014, she was invited by not-for-profit organisation Djilpin Arts to host a lightmaking workshop with indigenous women weavers in the remote Wugularr community in the Northern Territory. This truly brought her passion full circle.
Weave Art Retreats
Harriet has now taught weaving retreats around the world, from Sydney and the Southern Highlands in Australia to Bali, Vietnam and Denver and Boston in the USA. She has also taught in Wagga Wagga, Japan and Sri Lanka.
Available For Commission
Harriet loves nothing more than creating pieces of unique woven lighting for your home or other project. She also regularly holds retreats to teach people the art of weaving. Her workshops sell out FAST, so be sure to book in quickly.
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