Observing Colour Blanket

Jennifer Kent




These pure new wool blankets by textile designer Jennifer Kent are the culmination of a year-long project between Jennifer, colourist Lauren Day and photographer Richard Gaston. Taking three photographs by Richard of The Quiraing, Glencoul and St. Kilda as a starting point, Lauren distilled the colour into three separate thread wraps, which were further honed into a graded palette for Jennifer’s blankets. The three-stage parsing process results in textiles that are evocations of mood and atmosphere derived from place, and light, tone and time. You do not need to know the locations to feel the echoes of land, sea, sky and elements. Colours have been observed at each stage, but they have also been felt and translated into creations with far deeper sensory resonances beyond sight.

140 x 180cm


  1. Photograph of The Quiraing by Richard Gaston with accompanying colour wrap by colourist Lauren Day.
  2. Glencoul, captured at dawn by photographer Richard Gaston. Thread wrap by Lauren Day. The starting point for Jennifer's blanket.
  3. The sea cliffs of St Kilda through the lens of Richard Gaston. To the right, Lauren Day translates colour through thread.

Related Content