It is my pleasure to announce that I will be teaching a 2-day in person Passementerie Workshop at the Central Scotland School of Craft on the 17th & 18th July 2021.
This masterclass will introduce you to the rare and most beautiful of all textile arts. We will be exploring a variety of exciting techniques through frame loom weaving. At the end of the two days, you will come away with a variety of passementerie samples and all the introductory skills you need to carry on weaving. For further information, please click here.
'One to Watch' - Homes and Gardens magazine - September 2020 issue
I am very delighted to write that I have been chosen as September's 'One to Watch' in Homes & Gardens magazine. To read the full article, please see the September 2020 issue.
New online weaving course - beginning July 21st 2020
July 21st - August 25th 6:30 - 8:30pm, every Tuesday evening (6 sessions over 6 weeks), £149.00, City Lit Online.
Frame loom weaving has so much potential aside from the usual tapestry techniques. We will be developing elements of frame loom weaving with ‘traditional’ on loom weaving methods in order to create a collection of contemporary, graphic, striking and colourful fabrics that are normally associated with the fashion industry. We will sample these methods on a smaller scale to reach the potential for developing ideas for interior, fine art or for fashion markets.
What is the course about?
Colour and weave is a traditional on-loom technique of creating fabrics that combine particular woven structures with contrasting colour palettes in order to create lively, energetic and optical fabrics.
Using a frame loom, we will explore techniques and experiment with colour, texture, woven structure, yarn, materials, scale and repeat pattern.
We will be looking at how to apply your woven work to a range of applications. For instance: textured tweeds for scarves, fashion accessories and small-scale works; working with delicate yarns to create pieces for jewellery; creating contemporary and graphic furnishing and cushioning fabrics; using the techniques to create a wide variety of art pieces.
Each week you will dress the frame loom with a fresh warp in order to create a varied collection of fabric samples. Tips and tricks, alongside innovative production methods will be given in order to guide you towards creating one finished piece.
For the full course information and to book your place, please visit the City Lit website: https://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/frame-loom-weaving-colour-and-weave-techniques
I am very happy to write that Louisa Pacifico, founder of contemporary craft collective Future Icons, has selected my work as her favourite contemporary craft collection in Material Source.
I am delighted to write that my hand woven artwork Long Loops (2019) (pictured) has been shortlisted for the International KOGEI Award in Japan. Long Loops will be featured in an exhibition in Toyama in September - October 2020. The award 'aims to draw the future vision of crafts by reconsidering the stereotypical concept of traditional crafts once from an unbiased perspective, capturing the global trends in crafts that are becoming more and more borderless and cross-fields, and creating opportunities for international networks and collaboration' International KOGEI Award - https://kogeiaward.jp/en/outline.html
I am delighted to say that my work has been given a lovely write up by Elaine Markoutsas in the Detroit News article 'Homestyle: All the trimmings':