Alison Dupernex MSDC
Stitched & Constructed Textiles
Alison's aim is to make a work of art to wear, with the choice of colour and yarn texture being vital components to gaining this result. She is continually searching out small select quantities of natural yarns from individual merchants in the UK, Italy and Japan. Alison mixes cashmere, linen, cotton and silk in an alchemy of colour and texture to provide a unique experience in every piece.
New this year are blankets, rugs and throws with twenty plus colours, worked with Donegal wool and felted. Fairisle cushion covers, lampshades and pots, all to adorn the house and garden.
Alison's inspirations and motivations derive from the colours and textures she sees around her in nature. For Alison there is an endless fascination that can be gained from exploring how different colours react when juxtaposed with others. Shades penetrate other shades to varying degrees and the changing conditions of light when the clothes are worn also greatly affect the way in which the colours are perceived by the viewer. For Alison the perception of colour and its essence is not only an objective experience but can trigger emotions, memories or other deep routed sensations. She is constantly experimenting by mixing fibres and building up a sculptural texture with slip and tuck stitches. The resulting fabric is then either firmly or lightly felted to gain more colour depth and interest.
Alison has written several books to encourage all ages to take up knitting. To be published this year is a new collection of designs dedicated to Furnishings, Knitting, House and Garden.
BA Art and English