Flotsam Weaving

My tapestries have been handwoven completely from material gathered on the British coastline. Working with found objects, be it a length of fishing line or a once loved lost toy, the beach never ceases to provide a starting point for me to weave stories of our time.

Weaving with flotsam
Weaving with flotsam

The sea curates orphaned objects and presents them to the shore; a temporary narrative replenished with each changing tide. I am fascinated by these unexpected and ignored fragments, imagining who they were important to in another time and place.

Much like the stone tools, pottery and metals that archaeologists use to define human cultures of the past, a layer of plastic will one day signify our own time on earth. Who will weave the threads of our stories long after we have gone?