I am fascinated by the act of making cloth. It connects me to a long line of weavers whose tradition is vanishing in a world of mass production. Weaving can tell stories and sustain local communities.
Majeda Clarke is an award winning Textile Designer specialising in weave. By highlighting the geometry of weave and playing with strong colour inspired by her own cultural background, Majeda brings a modern aesthetic to an ancient craft. She is intrigued by the imperfections in hand woven fabric, the randomness of pattern and faded histories embedded in cloth which reflect in her own hand made pieces that rarely have pattern repeats.
She works closely with local weaving communities such as the UNESCO Jamdani weavers of Dhaka, renewing ancient techniques. Majeda's mill woven pieces also explore a lost weaving heritage, at Silk Mills in Suffolk or the Woolen mills in Pembrokeshire. The heritage of these mills can be traced back generations.
Currently a Clothworkers' Awardee, Majeda has won several awards and competitions including Bemz for IKEA, Heals and The SDC Judges Highly Commended award for colour. She has exhibited at the London Design Festival and The Aram Gallery.
Cockpit Arts Awards
- 02/01/2017 - 15/09/2017Crafts Council Hothouse
- 01/07/2016 - 01/07/2018Clothworkers' Foundation Award