This winter sees the return to Oriel Môn in Llangefni, Anglesey of a highly talented tapestry weaver in a one-woman exhibition displaying over 40 inspirational works. After a highly successful exhibition “Weaving the Coast” in 2019, Ros Hornbuckle, a self-taught tapestry weaver living in Oswestry, returns with a new collection of hand-woven art.

Ros has been weaving rugs and tapestries for over 40 years. Her work is now concentrated on her emotional connection with landscape and with tales that arouse strong feelings in her. Ros explores these using colour, line, and texture. She explains “My tapestries use hand-spun wool, with colours that I mix like paint before or during spinning.” The vibrant colours and textures produce an immediate impact on the viewer. Ros further explains “I experience weaving as a form of meditation, as each work can take 2-3 months.”

‘Water’s Edge’, an exhibition of woven tapestries, is about rocks, water, and sky. It explores the textures, colours and light found at the edge of water – mountains, sunsets, water splashing over rocks and into pools, and reflections. Ros states, “The water’s edge is the area that most fascinates me as a weaver and challenges me to capture the ever-changing movement of water and light, and colours altered by time of day and weather, but also the permanence of rock and mountain”. The slow process of tapestry weaving, together with dyeing and spinning the wool, means that each image is invested with love for the landscape of Wales.

The exhibition runs from the 17th October 2023 to the 25th February 2024. Oriel Môn is open and welcomes all visitors Tuesday to Sunday, 10-5. Admission is free. Ros’s website has information on techniques and a gallery of her work.