Woven Textiles Designer

Weaving tradition with contemporary design, I create bespoke handwoven fabrics with a modern, vibrant twist. Technique, material and colour are combined to produce high quality, unique cloth for fashion and interiors.

 

My training began at Loughborough University where I completed my foundation degree in Art and Design. This then led me to study Textiles at Manchester School of Art where I specialised in weave, graduating with a first class degree in 2014. In 2017, I became a Prince’s Trust supported business.

 

Now based in the heart of the Midlands, I hand weave on a Leclerc Weavebird 16 shaft floor loom. I am constantly experimenting with different fibres, patterns and colours as a subtle change to any of these factors can make a huge difference to the cloth.

 

Inspiration for my fabrics can come from anywhere; nature, architecture and everyday life. Luskentyre beach on the Isle of Harris to the London skyline at night have been the starting points for some of my previous collections. Drawing, collaging, carefully selecting the appropriate yarn as well as colour palette are essential in the design of my fabrics.

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