Tis the season to….

…discover rather a lot of campaigns asking you to support local independent shops and creative small businesses! Question is, do they make a difference to sales in the UK Craft industry? I happen to think they do. Every single reminder that there is an alternative to buying the mass produced ‘land fill’ on offer at […]

101 ways to commission an Angie Parker handwoven rug.

Ok, that’s slightly mis-leading. 101 examples would be a little arduous to read (and write). What I’m really trying to say here is that every commission, by its very nature, is going to be different. And lets face it, that’s part of the reason you’re looking at commissioning and not buying ‘off the peg’ isn’t […]

What do recycled plastic bottles have to do with handwoven rugs?

Who wouldn’t love to see less plastic bottles going to waste? I know that I’d love to see this unnecessary strain on our troubled planet eradicated in my lifetime. A first step towards this is to stop buying plastic bottles. A second is to support this initiative by Sadiq Khan to have more water fountains to […]

Wool Fusion- Craft and commercial design join forces.

  For UK Wool Week 2017, I was delighted to have the opportunity to create an axminster stair carpet with Brintons Carpets. The carpet was commissioned for Wool Fusion, a showcase of UK products which best represents the beauty and versatility of British wool. This is the second year I’ve been involved in this Campaign […]

Handmade in Kew

Book your tickets for Handmade in Kew (11-14 Oct) and come along to chat to Angie (Stand J16) about how easy it is to commission a handwoven rug. http://www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/shows/kew/about/

Wool Week 2017

Angie is delighted to be showcasing a new collaborative project during this years Wool Week with Campaign for Wool. http://www.campaignforwool.org/event-item/uk-wool-week-2/

Inspiration. Part 1 UPFEST

The Bristol neighbourhood I’m lucky enough to live in provides an ever-changing blast of colour inspiration. Each summer, Upfest, Europes largest street art and graffiti festival brings 35,000 visitors to our streets to watch live painting on 30,000sqft of walls, shutters and boarding.   Doubt I’ll ever tire of these bold statements in colour which […]

Brand new Craft TV series

On Channel 4, and featuring Angie Parker in Ep. 4. Starting on Tuesday 25 July at 8pm this new show looks set to inspire wanna be Crafters and gives a selection of UK Craft makers a platform to show the passion and skill needed to run a Craft practice.

Lyme Regis Photo shoot with Yeshen Venema

A day in Lyme Regis, photographing my handwoven rugs in the most beautiful contemporary home I’ve ever had the pleasure to set foot in with the fabulous Yeshen Venema…Oh, go on then! Whilst many of my clients live in rather more ‘regular’ homes, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to have them photographed in this house. […]

The Bristol Artisan 25-26 March 2017 (Mothers Day Weekend)

11AM – 6PM Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA Cost: Free event open to the public The Bristol Artisan is the newest addition to a portfolio of successful events organised by Designers/Makers in collaboration with cultural venues. This two day weekend selling event is highly consumer oriented and offers visitors the opportunity to meet […]

shiftWorks at Devon Guild of Craftsmen 04 Mar-28 Apr

Join us to celebrate 50 years of the shift dress. With Arts Council England funding, nine textile artists/designers, collectively known as Seam collective, are creatively exploring their craft to showcase contemporary textile design with nine shift dresses. Visitors can take part by sending in a photograph of their favourite shift dress and make their own […]

Colour CODED Exhibition

29 Jan-29 Feb 2016 Devon Guild of Craftsmen 3 Bristol-based makers explore personal responses to themes of colour and shape using print, glass and weave.

SIT select showcase

23 24 25 October select showcase See my work in Collectors Corner and also shiftWorks with seam Collective. For listing of the week-ends talks and workshops visit http://sitselect.org/showcase/index.html


9-11th October great northern contemporary craft fair Stand HA11 Plan you visit here


Nine textile artists/designers showcasing nine shift dresses. Join us to celebrate 50 years of shift dresses. More details here.

Inspiration. Part 2. India

I was fortunate to live in India for almost a year in 2006. Without realising it at the time, my approach to colour changed dramatically as a result of this experience. I gained a new confidence and developed the fearless approach to colour for which my work is now known.  Vivid shades of silk sari’s […]
Craft & Design selected maker Silver Award

Craft & Design Silver Award Winner

Absolutely delighted to win a Craft & Design selected Maker Silver award. Angie Parker – Silver Award Textiles & Needlecrafts Wendy Morris, Judge, “There is a fizz about Angie’s work – the vibrant colours, the bold contemporary designs, and the sheer enthusiasm she radiates for her textiles. Although still relatively near the beginning of her […]

The Contemporary Craft festival

Really pleased to be selected for a second year to exhibit. I shall be launching my new collection of hand woven rugs. This is the first chance to see the full collection.

A (very) Brief History of APT

Way way back, many centuries ago…….. Like many makers, having a gifted knitter and seamstress for a Mum and an engineering minded Dad made making commonplace in my life from an early age. A throw-away comment from my secondary school Art teacher, Juliet Caithness, about my natural flair for textiles gave my love of fibre […]