Felicity Irons

Felicity Irons has given new life to the ancient craft of rush weaving. Working at Grange Farm, Bedfordshire, she harvests her own bulrushes from the Great Ouse river, the Nene and the river Ivel. British fresh water rushes are softer, slimmer and more vivid in colour than rushes grown elsewhere...Read more

Majid Ahmad Mir

Majid Ahmad Mir’s family invented a technique in Pashmina Weaving and finest Urdu calligraphy that expresses the folk forms of Kashmir. Offered opportunities by The Government of Jammu and Kashmir, Majid has exhibited work within various exhibitions across the country, increasing his passion to...Read more

Manjibhai Jivabhai

Manjibhai Jivabhai’s passion for weaving arose when he was taught by his father as a child. Taking pride in the fact that the legacy runs in their bloody, Manjhibhai is the 3rd generation weaver and has been dedicated to this craft for 40 years. Manjhibhai has trained his sons, aged 21 and 22,...Read more

Majeda Clarke

Majeda Clarke is an award-winning textile designer specialising in weave.

Inspired by her own cultural background, Majeda’s designs celebrate regional weave techniques and the identity of the maker. Whether in small batch production or entirely handmade she seeks sustainable, local...Read more

Christabel Balfour

A young self-taught weaver with a background in Fine Art, Christabel Balfour has attracted a strong UK following for her handwoven rugs and wall hangings. Previously showcased through the Courtauld Institute at Somerset House, The Barbican, The London Art Fair amongst selected independent London...Read more

<em>Edit Event</em> Communal Weaving with TOAST
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Join fashion and lifestyle brand TOAST and Freeweaver Saori Studio to learn the basics of handweaving and contribute to a communal handwoven installation.

TOAST aspires to a slower and more thoughtful way of life and believes in the importance of supporting and sustaining traditional...

Booking: Not necessary

Tiffany Loy

Tiffany Loy is a textile weaver, first trained in industrial design in Singapore, then textile-weaving in Kyoto. Tiffany is currently on a DesignSingapore Scholarship to pursue an MA in Textiles at the Royal College of Art. Her works have been exhibited internationally, at venues such as...Read more

London Cloth Company

The London Cloth Company was established in October 2011 and is the first micro-mill to open in London. They specialise in quality woven cloth, particularly woollens, produced on an ever-expanding range of carefully restored shuttle looms dating from the 1870s. They employ the same techniques...Read more

Elizabeth Ashdown

Only one of a few hand Passementerie weavers remaining in the UK, the award-winning Elizabeth Ashdown creates unique, intriguing and distinctive mixed media work for a variety of commercial and private clients. Traditional weaving techniques are combined with an energetic use of colour, pattern...Read more

Freya Walker

Freya Walker is a London based weaver who graduated with a degree in Textiles and Business Studies in 2018. In an age of mass consumption Freya uses hand weaving to tackle our throw-away culture and to celebrate hand-craft and conscious consuming. Freya uses sustainable, waste and recycled...Read more

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30 Sep
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Join Craft Central for a celebration of their female makers.

Textile artist Emily Jo Gibbs will be giving a talk on The Value of Making, an ongoing project celebrating makers in stitch. Emily will also be running a hand stitched silk organza appliqué workshop where you can learn her...

Booking: Necessary

<em>Edit Event</em> The Stories We Tell - Ruup and Form
30 Sep
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Ruup & Form is a carefully curated collection of effortless aesthetics, simple luxuries and unique contemporary objects. Collaborating with emerging and established makers to present their work and create limited edition works.

Every maker has a story to share, and we want to...

Booking: Necessary

Erna Janine

Erna Janine runs the Freeweaver Studio at Craft Central, London’s first Saori Studio. She has been involved with natural textiles for over 20 years.

She studied hand spinning with animal and plant fibres, botanical dyes and Viking age textile construiction: warp weighted looms, tablet...Read more