Catherine Slater

I am a freelance artist working with fibres to create original wearable art from gossamer weight felt that is translucent and sensuous.

I enjoy walking on the hills and moors of northern England, and many of my designs are inspired by the changing light, rhythms and textures of the natural world.

I mix cashmere and silk with fine merino, camel and llama to create drapeable wraps that enfold the wearer. Each piece is unique and creates its own pattern of colours and textures. The garments are versatile and can be worn in different ways to differing effects according to the occasion or the mood of the wearer.

As a foil to the luxury pieces I enjoy the challenge of creating interactive wallhangings. In the “Tile Variations” each piece is constructed from re-positionable elements so that many different versions of the same piece are possible. The sample images show multiple versions of the same two pieces, illustrating how the components can be re-arranged at will.

I like the idea that whoever owns my work can enjoy handling it and be part of the creative process by the way they arrange the elements of the wallhangings or drape the wraps.