Founded in 1884 The Guild currently has a membership of over 350 members around the country. For me it is an opportunity to meet art workers of many different disciplines. 

This society also has a long history starting in 1887 as the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society. For me it is also tied up with my own family history. My Uncle, a furniture maker, is a Fellow and his father, my grandfather also belonged as a rug weaver. I am delighted to have recently been awarded Fellowship of the Society myself.

This is a great resource for meeting other weavers, and textile enthusiasts of all levels and experiences. It's primary function is educational and connects with other Guilds around the country through the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers.
  • My studio is with Cockpit Arts in South East London.  It is a lovely light studio in a building with makers of many different disciplines.

  • The Crafts Council's Directory of Makers

Craft & Design Fairs

Made Marylebone: London
Made Canary Wharf London
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair: Manchester
Hand Made in Britain: Chelsea & Kew
Art in Action: Oxfordshire 
Origin: Somerset House London 
Chelsea Craft Fair: London

Exhibitions in Galleries

Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Craft & Design Centre, City Art Gallery, Leeds


Art Workers' Guild 125 years:
craftspeople at work today

Lara Platman 2009 Unicorn Press pp 102-3


Design Report  The world of Interiors

August 2016

Textiles Now

Drusilla Cole, 2008 Laurence King Publishing Ltd. 
London pp 70 & 81

London Studios
A Japanese publication

Blog reviews 
Many thanks to the following people who have included me in their blog reviews. 

Cockpit Arts Open Studio Deptford
Le Petite Shimeji posted on 20 May 2015

50 british textiles designers websites for inspiration
Heart to Home blog posted on 23 February 2015

Material World  The World of Interiors

June 2016

Coco Loves  House of Coco
Spring 2015

A Success Story   Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
June 2017 Issue 22

A Natural Affinity  Selvedge 
April/May 2005

Weekend Interview with Natalia Rolleston of BBC World Service about Made London Bloomsbury broadcast 1 May 2016 (available until 29 May 2016)
2001-2003         MA Textiles       
1987-1990         BA (Hons) Constructed Textile Design
1986-1997         Art Foundation 
Goldmiths, University of London
Manchester Polytechnic (now MMU)
Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts

The Handweavers Studio & Gallery

I have long been associated with The Handweavers Studio; supplier of yarns fibres and weaving equipment, in North London
I have taught evening classes there since 2009.

Craft & Design

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