All about making


Hand weaving has been at the centre of my work for many years. I enjoy the process and love creating fabrics with interesting patterns or textures but that also feel great to wear.

I have been a hand weaver for over twenty years, working in my studio on a 24 shaft dobby loom.  I love the fact that this type of loom was first developed in the early 1800's, yet I am able to use it to weave contemporary fabrics. I design using anything from fine silk, linen and merino for my collections of scarves, to wire, nylon and horsehair for more experimental work. 

Individual

In this short film made by R&A Collaborations we show the whole process from making a warp and the various stages of setting up a loom through to weaving. The piece I was weaving at the time was one of a set of scarves from my 'Helix' range in silk, linen and merino.

Scarf Collections

Handwoven Collection


My hand woven collection is called Individuals.

I weave a range of scarves in different patterns and textures, concentrating on natural materials including a fine silk, linen, merino and lambswool. With hand weaving I can change the pattern and the weft colours I weave across it from scarf to scarf; so that each scarf, though it comes from a warp of about 8 scarves, has a different yarn, colour and or pattern; making each one individual. 




Mill Woven


In recent years to compliment my handwoven scarves I also have a range of scarves woven in collaboration with a small mill in the west of Wales. These are woven in small batches and a range of colourways. 

This collection I have called Editions.





What people say

 

"A wonderful use of colour and texture and drape"    Caitriana  

"Beautiful and functional"   Francoise



 
 
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