As an established textile artist, Jacqueline designs and makes custom dyed and hand woven rugs and wall hangings for public and private collections. She blends traditional weaving and dyeing techniques with contemporary design style. Jacqueline is most proud to have received several awards including the Theo Moorman Trust Bursary Award for Weavers. Her work is in many private collections in the UK and internationally. Major public commissions include weaving for Westminster Abbey, York Minster and the British Library.
Each hand woven rug / wall hanging is carefully made in Jacqueline’s weaving studio in historic York using natural and durable materials including wool, cotton and linen. She loves the methodical process of weaving and really enjoys working with colour, pattern and texture to create luxurious textiles that are both decorative and functional.
Jacqueline thinks crafts made by hand will become more appreciated and valuable with the increased use of digital technology and artificial mechanisation. Hopefully, designers and makers throughout the world will use innovation and develop more environmentally friendly processes and choose to use sustainable materials. She feels it is important to ensure that traditional, heritage craft skills, techniques and tools are valued, shared, supported and preserved throughout the world.
Jacqueline is excited to explore and develop new processes for using natural plant dyes in her woven designs. She will continue to work in partnership with interior designers and architects in the UK and internationally, to create bespoke commissions for distinctive interiors and collaborate on projects with other artists and makers.