Weftfaced Atelier

Weftfaced Atelier was opened in 2013 by Caron Penney with artist-weaver Katharine Swailes. Here they create bespoke handwoven tapestries, exploring the traditional studio techniques they have worked with for over twenty years for artists and commissioners. They also reinterpret these same...Read more

<em>Edit Event</em> Atayal Weavers of Taiwan at the British Library
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The Atayal people of Taiwan are known for their ancient textile-weaving traditions. Join weavers Shu-li Lin and Hsiu-yu Chen for workshops and demonstrations exploring Atayal weaving techniques. In association with the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.   

Weaver Shu-li Lin is based in Miaoli...

<em>Edit Event</em> Ateliers Weftfaced at the Royal Society of Sculptors: Weaving the Martin Creed Commission
10 May
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The weavers Katharine Swailes and Caron Penney of Ateliers Weftfaced discuss the process of creating handwoven tapestries for the artist and musician Martin Creed. The audience are invited to ask questions and discuss the process of commissioning a tapestry.

Weftfaced Atelier was opened...

<em>Edit Event</em> Weaving Rattan Lighting at Soane Britain
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Soane Britain is proud to own the only remaining rattan-weaving workshop in Britain. Watch as their craftsmen demonstrate their skill, with particular emphasis on woven lighting designs, and experience the weaving process for yourself. Alongside this, Lulu Lytle talks about the transformative...

<em>Edit Event</em> The Global Market: Crafting by Design at The Conran Shop
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The Conran Shop welcomes Global Market to its flagship store: a five-day product exhibition including a day of live demonstrations with creators from across the globe.

Experience ceramic painting with Morocco-based LRNCE, intricate hand-weaving by Scandinavian manufacturer Carl Hansen...

<em>Edit Event</em> White Cube Breakfast &amp; Tour of Beatriz Milhazes’ Exhibition with Atelier Pinton
12 May 09

Join a tour of White Cube’s exhibition of Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes, with special guests from Atelier Pinton, renowned weaving studio and makers of a monumental 17-metre tapestry forming the centrepiece for the show. Includes a light breakfast.

Milhazes' densely layered works...

Create Event
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Tapestry weaver Christabel Balfour creates a whole rug in the Barbican Shop over five days. Inspired by Yto Barrada’s Barbican exhibition Agadir, Christabel draws from Barrada’s multimedia practice, Moroccan textile traditions and the Barbican’s Brutalist architecture.

The completed rug...

Christabel Balfour

Christabel Balfour is an artist and tapestry weaver, who’ll be leading several workshops and a live weaving demonstration as part of the Barbican’s Make! crafts season.

Balfour’s workshops cover the basics of tapestry weaving as well as some more advanced techniques. You will learn the...Read more

<em>Edit Event</em> Weaving Masterclass and Talk with Dovecot Tapestry Studio at Clothworkers’ Hall
11 May 13

Dovecot’s weavers discuss Chris Ofili’s The Caged Bird’s Song, the tapestry commissioned by The Clothworkers’ Company. Hear how they translated Ofili’s watercolour into woven wool in a lunchtime talk or attend a masterclass and try weaving on a sample loom.

Join Dovecot’s Master Weavers...

Emma Jo Webster

Emma Jo Webster graduated from Edinburgh College of Art Tapestry Department in 1989. She joined the weaving team at Dovecot in 2015. Emma Jo wove on The Caged Bird’s Song tapestry project with Turner Prize winner Chris Ofili which was exhibited at the National Gallery in 2017, and in 2018 began...Read more

Naomi Robertson

Naomi Robertson is Studio Manager and Master Weaver who joined Dovecot after graduating from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA (Hons) Tapestry in 1990. Naomi has worked on some of Dovecot Tapestry Studio’s highest profile projects, both designing for and weaving on commissions. These have...Read more

Elaine Wilson

Elaine Wilson joined Dovecot in 2017 as an Apprentice Weaver. Prior to this, Elaine worked as a self-employed artist after graduating from Edinburgh College of Art with an Honours degree in Painting in 2000. She also studied Stitched Textiles and Fashion Design at Edinburgh College and holds an...Read more