Contessa Noelle

Contessa Noelle

About The Artist

Contessa Ott • American Fork, UT
Fiber and Textiles - Homegoods • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS

I taught myself how to weave in 2019 and never looked back. I weave through various techniques like knotting, looping, and the common over and under movement. I like to use various materials like wool, ribbons, and beads. Sourcing handspun yarn from other creators and even spinning my own yarn, has been a highlight of the process for me. The materials I use speak for themselves often and working with my hands in this way feels magical.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

The start of my process differs a lot. Sometimes I have materials that I base a piece around and wing it, other times I sketch it all out. Then it's just a matter of alternating fibers and techniques to fill in space. This is the most time consuming of the whole process. I'll trim up the back once the front is finished and cut the weaving off my loom. I'll attach a rod or frame the piece to finish it off.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

Working with fiber lends itself well to abstract concepts which has been a big change in my artist life. I've enjoyed it more than I anticipated I would. The visual and physical texture also draws me in and keeps me coming back for more.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

I make very colorful and bright artwork but personally I'm a dark cloud. So sometimes that means I have happy looking art with not so happy concepts.