Jennifer Black is a self-taught textile artist working with preloved clothing and other recycled materials to hand-craft individual and characterful creatures under the name of ‘wooltide’.
Wooltide’s work is light-hearted and playful yet often provokes discussion of the importance of sustainability and waste reduction in our modern world. The 3-dimensional fabric creations are relatively simplistic in design but through the thoughtful and considered use of shape, texture and colour the aim is to capture the essence of the animal in question. Using recycled materials means an inventive and creative approach is repeatedly required. This inevitably results in each small batch of creatures created being quintessentially limited editions.
Jennifer uses machine and hand sewing techniques as well as gluing and wood preparation skills to create wooltide creations. All the sewing patterns are her own.