Barbara Pritchard

Soft Sculptures

Pritchard is known for her intricate textile artworks that are inspired by the natural beauty of her surroundings.
'Connections' framed eco dyed, rusted upcycled textiles. embellished 28cm x 50 cm

“Sewing and making clothes and articles from fibre, woven or felted, was a practice I had from early childhood when my mother stated that if I could thread the sewing machine needle myself then I could stay up as late as I pleased.”

This proved to be my greatest incentive and what was initially an excuse for late nights became a love for making.

This love graduated to felting, spinning, weaving natural fleece as well as silk and ultimately natural dyeing and eco printing techniques on protein and cellulose fibres.

In 2021 I embarked on an online course with Clarissa Callesen working with upcycled fibre and fabric, creating sculpture pieces.

With this extended knowledge and further development of my own skills I began a series of Fibre Sculptures. I am still exploring the versatility and potential of this medium.
Soft Sculpture 1' upcycled' dyed,rust printed,beaded textiles. 35cm x 100cm
'How the River Runs'. Upcycled textiles. 55cm x 120cm
'Rusty Blues'. Upcycled textiles 26cmx 115cm


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