During the twenty years I have been in business, my weaving practise has developed into three distinct areas, bespoke work, ready-made textiles and teaching, each equally important to me. My hand-weaving is particularly important and I am passionate about creating beautifully made, heirloom quality fabrics.
My bespoke service is an area that I find both fulfilling and interesting; I work closely with my clients creating a truly original and unique piece of weaving. Recent commissions have been particularly varied, from a delicate cotton Japanese-style belt to a large piece of wool cloth based on a traditional item, the Shepherd’s Plaid. You can read about the creation of this historic garment at http://flight-weaving.co.uk/recent-work/shepherds-plaid/
My ready-made textiles are largely focused on luxury fashion accessories for both men and women; silk, linen, cashmere and alpaca feature heavily in my work and I aim to produce work that is both distinctive and unique; these scarves and stoles are sold through galleries, textile events and website contacts. I also weave fabric for interior textiles such as throws and cushions as well as smaller items like tweed covered notebooks, purses and key-rings.
Passing on my skills to others is a hugely important aspect of my business and I run a monthly workshop from my studio as well as numerous other classes through local groups; classes are suitable for all ages and levels of ability.