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Delia Salter

My work in textiles is an expression of my personal connection to the land: its geography, natural history, human impact, myth and story. 


My usual technique, developed to create a greater texture and a sense of the unconventional, is knitting but not to a pattern. I decide, as I work, from row to row, stitch to stitch, how each piece will develop.  However, it is not random.  There is an understanding of how the finished work will appear and I work to achieve this by immersing myself in the action of making, responding to the material and the form it will eventually take. 

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