Writing in Wire

Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch reflects on her time as a poet-in-residence at the National Wool Museum


It was the number of criss-crossing lines that struck me on the first day of my residency at the National Wool Museum in Drefach Felindre last year; some in wool, others in wire. With the encouragement of the previous artist-in-residence, Julia Griffiths Jones, I tried sitting at one of the looms to write, and found myself interpreting my writing space in a completely different way. I felt as though my hands were suspended at a huge harp, forever playing the same tune against a backdrop of spinning mules. Running a workshop with the musician, Helen Adam, enabled me to pursue this connection.

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