Hannah Sallows BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice

Hannah Sallows

I am a textiles designer, weaver, sketcher and lover of landscapes. The aim of my practice is to give rural settings such as the Highlands - where I have taken the most inspiration from, a new lease of life in terms of colour. Colour has always been an intergral part of my work and process, however in my last year at university, I really stepped outside of my comfort zone and started working with bold palettes and since then there has been no turning back. I love the idea of being able to bring the outside in and adding pops of colour to neutral living spaces. In terms of development, gouache and watercolour are integral in making my ideas come to life and where my colour palettes derive from, I take inspiration from areas such as my own Scottish family history, 1970s railway posters highlighting Scotland's most famous beauty spots, and turning ordinary landscapes and rolling mountain portraits into bold paintings. The final outcome in mind for all samples I have created are interior based, specifically soft furnishings such as: lampshade covers, cushions, throws and table runners so I do mainly work with lambswool yarns to create a soft finish.