West Norfolk Artists Association

Yvonne Autie

Rag Rugs/Textiles/Jewellery

by Yvonne Autie

35" x 24.5" hand hooked and progged

Rug by Yvonne Autie

Africa (detail)
52" x 27" hand hooked with progged border

wallhanging by Yvonne Autie

Whirlpool Galaxy
25" x 24.5" hand hooked

Jewellery by Yvonne Autie

Guinea Fowl
1.5" x 1.75"

Brooch by Yvonne Autie

1.9" x 2.75"

Artist's Statement

I have made jewellery for over 30 years and been interested in textiles for even longer, and exhibited widely. Inspiration has come from living abroad plus natural textures. Now finally settled in Norfolk, the pattern of the local landscape and the local flora and fauna feature strongly in my work.

I love the tactile qualities of both metal and fabric and the feeling of connection with past makers. Many of the tools used have scarcely changed in centuries and re-cycled fabrics are incorporated in the rag rugs and other textiles.

I teach rag rug making from home plus work to commission.  Take part in ‘Norfolk Open Studios’ and exhibit through ‘Produced in Norfolk’. Some work is available in local galleries. Available for lectures and workshops on rag rugs. A member of Ragtime and of The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers.

All are mixed fibres on hessian.

All are hand-made, sterling silver with articulated legs.

Contact this Artist

Email: yvonne_autie@btinternet.com

Web: www.yvonneautie.co.uk