The Weave Shed
The Weave Shed is a resource website for weave designers with a portfolio practice, payee, mills, independent, designer makers, tapestry, artists, educators and students.
It is a community site providing a portal to available weave resources alongside an active blog featuring weave-related stories, news, up and coming events and featured weavers.
The contents are compiled, collated and edited by Philippa Brock and Eleanor Pritchard. Philippa is the Woven Textile Pathway Leader at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, an international woven textile researcher and designer/artist with a portfolio practice. Philippa is the Woven Textile Pathway Leader at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, an international woven textile researcher and designer/artist with a portfolio practice. Eleanor Pritchard designs and produces dobby woven fabrics and is particularly interested in traditional British fabrics and textile crafts such as Welsh double-cloths and tweeds, and much of her work is a reinterpretation of these traditions for a contemporary context.
They welcome all relevant input from users: for feedback, suggestions, information to be added or updated for the resources pages and for weave-related blog features. All contributors to resources pages will be acknowledged on the site and links to their own online resources added where possible. They also have future plans to develop pages for weave-related historical & cultural studies and a newsletter and we welcome any suggestions.
The site is funded by The Worshipful Company of Weavers and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of The Arts London.