Discover Pentire Headland in a whole new way with macraweave
The Cornish coast has been a beacon of inspiration for thousands of artists over the centuries – from painters to sculptors and beyond, we’ve seen its wild and rugged beauty recreated in art again and again.
Now, one of our very own team members at Lewinnick Lodge, Verónica Fragoso, has used her skills to capture the heart of Pentire Headland in the form of macraweave.
But, first, what is macraweave?
Macraweave is a form of textile produced using a mix of macramé and weaving techniques, to create stunning patterns and designs for things like wall hangings and hanging plant-pot holders.
Once the art of sailors, who often used the craft to create elaborate or ornamental knotting forms to cover anything from knife handles to bottles or parts of ships, it is now an increasingly popular interior design trend and growing craft in the UK.
Supporting small artists
Here at Lewinnick, we love to support the small businesses in our area, and, after seeing Veronica’s work, we knew it was the perfect opportunity to support an incredibly-talented and upcoming local artist.
And there’s no doubt that this piece of work captures a slice of the wonder that is the Pentire Headland and the panoramic views we so often enjoy from the hotel itself.
Made with sustainable and eco-friendly products, you can see the piece hanging in the communal hotel area of Lewinnick Lodge.
With earthy tones and textures of the immediate landscape around us woven through knots, be swept away to our small corner of the Cornish coast, where every change in light and weather creates new experiences and memories every day.
You can see Veronica’s creative process for the piece right here.
Following the big reveal, Veronica said: “Inspired by the Pentire Headland view, some of you might know about that magical feeling. “The waves, the ocean, the rain on the horizon and the coloured clouds in a summer sunset. It’s a view I never get tired of.This tapestry is available for someone who wants to bring the warmth and beauty of Cornish nature to their own home.”
This entire piece has been created using natural and/or recycled materials, which mostly come from small businesses (such as Gaia Fibre Studio, another locally-based artist who creates hand-spun fibres).