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Eric is a queer, inderdisciplinary designer and fiber artist. They are particularly interested in the memory of materials and how textiles can be utilized as record keeping devices. With a deep focus on the making process, eric creates objects meant to be used, loved, destroyed, and mended.  

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ERIC COUTURE

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eric is a queer, inderdisciplinary designer and fiber artist. They are particularly interested in the memory of materials and how textiles can be utilized as archives for stories and histories. With a deep focus on the making process, eric creates objects meant to be used, loved, destroyed, and mended.  

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PROCESS CLOTH 2 (FOR POSSUM)

December 2023



Hand-processed, spun and dyed wool

16” x 8’
A further exploration into the technical side of wool processing into cloth, this scarf was created from a locally sourced sheep fleece. Processed from raw, entirely by hand by me.

Named for Possum, the sheep that graciously grew this fleece for me, this scarf also serves as an exploration into the stories and memories that come to be held by objects as a result of the process of their creation. Every single step of this scarf’s creation had to be intentionally considered and executed. As such, the scarf serves almost as a record of its own creation and holds the memory of every step in the process.

The scarf can stand alone as a usable object, which is entirely by design. But, it also serves as a jumping off point for a deeper cosideration into object as record, something that I have been exploring in the time since finishing it.

Technical information:
Warp/Weft: handspun 2-ply merino wool
Sett: 15epi
2/2 twill




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