There is a fizz about about Angie’s work-the vibrant colours, the bold contemporary designs and the sheer enthusiasm she radiates. She has established a strong identity and demonstrates excellent craft skills dealing with the demands of rug weaving. She has explored Krokbragd in great depth, and made it her own.
Wendy Morris, Judge. craft&design Awards 2015
Ethel Mairet-The mother of English handweaving
New Exhibition Exhibition at the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon. May 14, 2022 – Oct 29, 2022 The mother of English handweaving. This is how Ethel Mairet (1872 – 1952) was described by esteemed Japanese master potter Shoji Hamada. She was a highly skilled weaver and pioneer of Britain’s twentieth-century modern craft revival. She […]
Were blankets invented in Bristol?
Short answer. Quite possibly, yes! Longer answer… I came across the story of the 14th Century Flemish wool merchant, Thomas Blanket, inventing blankets when I designed The Bristol Blanket in 2020. My colourful throw, inspired by the painted houses of Totterdown and Cliftonwood was woven by the team at Bristol Weaving Mill-A micro-mill in the […]
Would you like 2 tonnes of wool with that?
When the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase the entire contents of the Collingwood rug weaving workshop came up, my gut instinct, without much hesitation, was to snap it up. Admittedly, the UK’s most prominent and successful rug weaver, Jason Collingwood, announced his retirement a little sooner than I had expected. I wasn’t quite ready, but it […]