Jess Rippengale

Jess whittles crochet hooks from driftwood and creates textile colourscapes of the beaches from which they came. She works with the idea that the driftwood reveals its ‘memory’ of the beach through its unique properties; Sticks from the same beach vary in size and wood type and this affects the way the hooks work and what yarn / thread works well with them.


"I sell textile seascapes, handmade crochet hooks and can create a unique piece of work for you if you send me driftwood and photographs of a beach you have visited.  Currently a textile artist working in London, I grew up in Cornwall and its elemental nature seeps through into my work. The sea comforts me; it is my safe place, and I use it in my work as a subject, object and memory"



Handmade by Fluster Design