Artwork for Gaby Devitt
Winding a large Goldcrest warp onto the loom at my studio in The Forest of Dean
Handmade bird, made using parts of my woven fabric, helping my business be zero waste.
A Re-upholstered Edwardian Settee, Upholstered in my Ember herringbone fabric.
Re-upholstered 1950's sprung seat Lloyd Loom Chair. Upholstered in my herringbone fabric in Goldcrest with a fleck of light blue.
A small drum lampshade in Burnt Orange & Oakland Mottled fabric.
Saffron & Sapphire 50cm diameter Lampshade
Sampling warp design options for a bespoke fabric, creating card winding enables me and the customer to visualise how the colours will work well together.
A collection of bespoke woven fabrics made for a customer, a 40cm diameter lampshade with a pair of matching cushions
My designs come from the process and experimentation of weaving. The most intriguing aspect is throughout the entire process the colour and fabric changes. From initial card windings, making the warp, putting the weft through, to washing the fabric and turning it into its final product, at every stage you see the fabric in a new light. I love the process and seeing it through to a piece of fabric, into a product for someones home.
It means being able to work in my studio and use my loom everyday. Building my collection of beautiful lambswool and expanding my range of colours, knowledge and product range.
Being able to turn cones of wool into bespoke luxury fabric.
Handwoven Textile Designer. Providing a bespoke service, working with retail and customers one to one to create bespoke fabrics for the home.
Weaving the fabric myself, means I can source yarn colours and put them together to design a fabric exactly to someones brief.
National Diploma in Art & Design
Ba Textile design
Both at Hereford College of Arts
Made by hand, Cardif
Herefordshire Art Week
18 The Basement, Ross-on-Wye
Derwent House, Witney, Oxfordshire