Ceremony Flag

by Art at Home (Kath&Company)

  • Artist Caitlin Hinshelwood
  • Date 2021
  • Size 100 x 100cm
  • Materials Hand-screen printed silk, hand finished with tassels, fringing and edging

 The imagery stems from my interest in the narrative possibilities of textiles and the use of common motifs and symbols across a range of cultures and movements. Taking some of these common motifs as well as invented ones, imagery was arranged instinctively to create unintended possible new narratives for the viewer to interpret as they wished.

This work is hand-screen printed onto silk and hand finished with tassels, fringing and edging familiar with types of flags and banners. The added embellishments mark a new direction in my practice alongside my usual screen-printing methods.

All the embellishments are silk and have been hand-dyed to create unique colour combinations. The work is hand finished so can be worn as a scarf/shawl if wanted but is intended to be displayed on the wall.


About the Artist

Caitlin Hinshelwood lives and works in London.  She produces distinctive collections of illustrative, hand-worked, printed textiles with an accomplished use of colour. Traditional methods and processes for textile screen-printing and dyeing are central to her work.  She is interested in how textiles can be used to communicate and how they can act as repositories of personal or social history.

Caitlin is currently Joint Course Leader on BA Textile Design at Central Saint Martins and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally.