Her initial inspiration was listening to Debussy's piano melody called 'Claire de Lune' and the imagery from Paul Verlaine's poem with the same title. Every piece in this collection is constructed entirely from natural yarns and dyes that she has developed to reflect the colours and textures from nature.
Claire de Lune By Paul Verlaine
Your soul is a chosen landscape
Where charming masquerades and dancers are promenading,
Playing the lute and dancing, and almost
Sad beneath their fantastic disguises.
While singing in a minor key
Of victorious love, and the pleasant life
They seem not to believe in their own happiness
And their song blends with the light of the moon,
With the sad and beautiful light of the moon,
Which sets the birds in the trees dreaming,
And makes the fountains sob with ecstasy,
The slender water streams among the marble statues.
Hannah has developed woven fabrics for three different uses: blinds, rugs and upholstery. Each weave portrays a unique element of the poem. By experimenting with shadows, texture and colour she has produced a collection that embraces someone in the story of Claire de lune from the comfort of their own home.
These are made from wool, silk organza, cotton and linen. Many of her final samples use only one fibre making her fabrics easily recyclable.