loveFibre

colour to touch :: art textiles from the Isle of Tiree

Tiree, United Kingdom · 15 Sales

loveFibre

colour to touch :: art textiles from the Isle of Tiree

Tiree, United Kingdom 15 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Fiona Dix

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Announcement   Welcome to loveFibre. I'm Fiona Dix, an artist maker working on the Isle of Tiree, in the Hebrides, Scotland. I weave, spin, felt and stitch, making wearable art, wall art, and small things to treasure. All my work is handmade at my island home. The warmth of wool and the lustre of silk, the play of colour, the rhythms of the day and the enchantments of cloth - these are the elements that inspire me to create.

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Last updated on Aug 10, 2016

Welcome to loveFibre. I'm Fiona Dix, an artist maker working on the Isle of Tiree, in the Hebrides, Scotland. I weave, spin, felt and stitch, making wearable art, wall art, and small things to treasure. All my work is handmade at my island home. The warmth of wool and the lustre of silk, the play of colour, the rhythms of the day and the enchantments of cloth - these are the elements that inspire me to create.

Fiona Dix

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amandafallan

amandafallan on Aug 20, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Really beautiful felt bowl. Colours remind me of the Heather blossoms in Scotland. Bowl came beautifully packaged too!

jadfisk1

jadfisk1 on Apr 14, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Delighted with this brooch! A perfect size, lovely colours - it will be worn a lot. Highly recommended shop with a very friendly, helpful seller. Many thanks.

Julie Nursey

Julie Nursey on Feb 24, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

fantastic posting..very well packaged and fast post. The colours of this mini weave are beautiful..making a gr8 gift card with a differrence.

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About

The interplay of fibre and cloth, the borderlands between art and craft

I work primarily with textile materials, exploring the interplay of fibre and cloth, colours, textures, the significance of garments, mending and joining, what can be included, how it holds together, the beautiful potential of mistakes, flaws, uncertainty.

Now that I live on Tiree, a tiny, beautiful island in the Inner Hebrides, I find the colours around me appearing in all my work. I’m especially interested in using local fleece and outworn clothing with conventionally precious fibres like silk. I spin, weave, make felt, knit and stitch, sometimes in combination. I enjoy dyeing, printing and resist techniques. Some of my work is fragmentary. I take photographs, occasionally sketch, more often work from a starting point of words, or a fleeting idea, expressing it directly through working with fabrics, yarns and fibres.

Learning to use a spinning wheel led to a weaving loom, then more... I am lucky to have a Japanese Saori floor loom, designed for playful weaving. I use two spinning wheels, Cicely and Roslyn, and a large table in the kitchen is where I make felt and practise surface design. A table in my little office/studio holds the sewing machine and embellisher and sometimes a table loom. There aren't many places in our home where something textile related isn't either happening or waiting to happen.

Textile processes are slow, and endlessly captivating. I hope to be able to share something of their magic with you through the work I make: wearable art, wall art, and small things to treasure.

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  • Fiona Dix

    Owner, Maker, Artist

    I live on the beautiful Isle of Tiree in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland. Surrounded by sheep, I've started including local wool in some of my work. I'm exploring the ways in which fibre and fabric can connect with and complement each other.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 15, 2015
Welcome to loveFibre. I hope you discover something that you love here.

You will find some useful information on this page. If you would like to ask me anything else, don't hesitate to convo me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payment through PayPal. You can pay via debit or credit card using PayPal's secure server without opening a PayPal account. Please send payment within 2 days of making a purchase. If you change your mind and wish to cancel the order before despatch, please notify me immediately via an Etsy conversation (not email).
Shipping
I will post your package by Royal Mail first class post or standard airmail within 4 working days of receiving your payment (within 5 days for framed, glazed artwork).

Please be aware that I live on an island! The post from here is almost always as fast as on the mainland, but all mail goes on the daily plane and very occasionally the plane can't land. For this reason I don't offer a guaranteed next day delivery, but I can arrange tracked and signed for services at an additional cost, please contact me before paying.

I try to use recycled outer packaging unless requested otherwise.

If you are outside the EU, you may be charged taxes and fees by customs as the package enters your country. As the buyer you are responsible for all customs charges that may be incurred.

Potential buyers in Australia - much of my work contains wool and items are likely to be quarantined on arrival in Australia. Please contact me before ordering.
Refunds and Exchanges
I hope you will be delighted with your purchase, but if not you can return it within a limited period for a full refund of the item price and delivery charge.

To return an item for a refund, you need to:
1. convo me or email me within 14 working days of receiving the item. Or if you prefer you can use this cancellation form: http://extfiles.etsy.com/cancellation-forms/EUCancellationFormEN.pdf
2. return the item in its original unused condition and packaging within 14 working days of cancellation.

Please package items carefully and obtain proof of posting when you return the item. Please note also that you are responsible for all postage costs of returning the item to me.

If an item is damaged in transit, please convo me or email me right away.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do my best to photograph colours accurately as possible, but colours differ from one computer to another, so there can be a slight variation from what you see on the screen. If after receiving an item you are not happy with the colour, please contact me.