'Warped' Contemporary Textiles Exhibition

Two students studying Contemporary Textiles from UHI Shetland will exhibit their work of woven pieces at the Shetland Textile Museum at the Böd of Gremista. This will be entitled ‘Warped’ which refers to the integral structure of woven textile design.

This exhibition is open to the public on Tuesday 23rd April – Tuesday 28th May 2024. The Shetland Textile Museum is open Tuesday- Saturday 11am-4pm.

Sue Imrie is inspired by the local natural environment especially early morning skyscapes. Using natural dyeing techniques, she creates a variety of different coloured yarns which are both ethical and unique. She particularly enjoys the unexpected elements within the dyeing process which informs the design of the weave. She uses simple pointed or straight warp structures integrating random weights and colours of local yarn in the designs to create distinctive woven pieces for fashion or interiors.

Julia Nairn’s work is based on her love of bright colour and distorted weave structures. Her pieces are based on a sense of place – in this exhibition the inspiration was her local primary school. She tries to combine strong colours and a sense of rhythm to encourage the eye to find a pattern within the weave. She enjoys the variety and challenge which arises from creating textural pieces to have a functional use within a designated space.