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Bristol Weaving Mill and Angie Parker Textiles

Did you know that Bristol has a weaving mill? Not only that, but a weaving mill that specialises in niche cloth production and that is a short walk from the City centre, (and conveniently for me, a 20 minutes walk from my studio). I first heard about it when it was a still a concept […]

It’s a Bristol thing….. (those colourful houses)

It’s not hard to understand why colour lovers enjoy living in Bristol. Is there a more colourful city anywhere else in the UK? Since the mid 1960s, there’s been a growing number of brightly painted houses lighting up the urban landscape, something which has grown in popularity in recent years. I’m sure I’m not the […]

The most colourful neighbourhoods on the planet

Why are some neighbourhoods more colourful than others? Is it by luck or design? And does living in a colourful neighbourhood make you happier? My research into the history of brightly coloured houses in Bristol for my latest woven textile collection led me on a journey around the world from the comfort of my sofa, […]

Collaboration with Jonathan Rose

Danish Disrupted for Decorex International 2019. Have you ever wondered how creative collaborations come about? The latest one for myself and Jonty Rose began its journey at DesignJunction in 2018 where we were both exhibiting with Design Nation. From the start we realised that we shared a goal to create exceptional products for our adventurous […]

New WAVE Rug from Angie Parker Textiles

 The WAVE rug from Angie Parker Textiles  For lovers of colour, textiles and quality British Craft. IMAGE: Article Studio Handwoven in my Bristol studio, this exclusive piece of contemporary craft brings a dash of colour and warmth to modern and traditional interiors. This bespoke Krokbragd rug is heading to Decorex International 6-9 October 2019. The exclusive […]

How to commission an Angie Parker handwoven rug or textile artwork.

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 it? Luckily, it’s just an arrangement between myself and my clients, so we can keep it pretty simple. Let me run though things to […]

Wool Fusion- Craft and Commercial Design.

In 2017 I collaborated with Brintons Carpets to create an Axminster Stair carpet for Wool Fusion; the project by Campaign for Wool for Wool Week. If you prefer to watch rather than read, there’s a video about this collaboration here,  from the fab team at Cube Video. The stair carpet was commissioned for Wool Fusion, […]

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 […]

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. […]