My woven fabrics combine vibrant seasonal colours with soft geometric patterns – ideal for light and cosy interiors.
Rowenna takes an almost painterly approach to design, with the loom as her canvas and the yarns as her palette. Pops of fresh and playful colours filter through all her pieces. From wintery greys to summer pinks, each new design reflects the shades of pastel town houses, painted beach huts and English country gardens. Her weaving pushes what is technically possible to innovate limitless new patterns, overlapping simple lines and shapes to create intricate 3D effects.
Every piece is designed and sampled on Rowenna’s hand-loom in her London studio, using 100% pure new wool. The final product is skilfully woven in a traditional Welsh mill, then hand finished back in the studio.
Rowenna trained in textile design at Nottingham Trent University, followed by a postgraduate degree at Chelsea College of Art. She has received numerous awards for her weaving, recognising her commitment to sustainability and British craft.
Cockpit Arts Awards
01/07/2015 - 30/06/2016Cockpit Arts / The Clothworkers’ Foundation Award