Abigail is an artist and textile craft practitioner who graduated in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Arts and currently runs her collaborative arts practice Forest + Found, with whom she exhibits internationally. She uses traditional textile crafts in her work as a way to engage in wider conversations about making and craft. Her book The Wild Dyer is published in October 2017.
Describe your approach to teaching:
My teaching focuses on play and experimentation to free up a more creative way of working with natural materials. Working with natural dyes, colour is taught as something unknown and yet to be discovered.
What inspires your work?
Through minimal use of colour and paired back structure my work explores a deep connection to our sense of place. Referencing familiar architectural motifs such as bars, grids and columns, I use patchwork to construct broken compositions that illustrate the failed or fractured in both our built and natural surroundings.