Cassandra Smith is a designer and hand-weaver of richly-textured, sustainable textiles and lighting that create warm and luxurious interiors. Her unique design aesthetic fuses inspiration from her travels with her love of experimentation with natural materials and craft techniques. This creative, sustainable approach to design has earned her awards, inclusion in magazines and partnerships with The Campaign for Wool.
Her richly-textured, hand-woven throws, cushions and lampshades now feature simple, textured patterns that combine wool roving with injections of colour or dramatic features like the gorgeous wool ‘fringe’ on her lampshades. Her choice of materials has also led her to a more sustainable practice that reduces waste by re-purposing yarns and wool roving by spinning new materials for future projects, sourcing all her materials from within the UK and emphasising quality-craftsmanship over fast-fashion.
Cassandra is incredibly passionate about weaving, design and sharing her knowledge with her clients, design professionals and the wider community and can often be seen ‘talking textiles’ during workshops at The Oxford Weaving Studio, on her new Domestika online weaving course and at various craft events around the UK. As such, she has had the privilege to work with many wonderful private clients, interior designers within the UK and the US and an increasing number of worldwide design professionals to create bespoke designs for their luxury interiors.