Contemporary Woven Textiles
Textiles as a medium
There was a tradition in my family of women making textiles in the home, so after graduating from The Royal College of Art I worked as a woven textile designer for industrial mills. It was during this time that I united my hand-woven constructions with industrial machinery to create the unique 3-dimensional fabrics that have become the trademark of my brand.
Imagination captured by weaving
Fitting within the sphere of contemporary art
In addition to my practical and commercial textiles I also create one-off hand woven framed textiles. Inspired by the Bauhaus weavers, who designed for industry as well as celebrating woven textiles as an art form, these simple geometric framed works with a modernist feel explore how colour and structure unite to create colour studies. This handwoven art is referred to as painting with yarn.
process: from conception to conclusion
advice to aspiring textile artists
Record, archive and document your work, this will be an invaluable source of inspiration. Keep creating and striving for improvement both in the product and how you communicate this.