Ariane Fourquier

Ariane Fourquier

Wearable woven designs for trauma therapy purposes


' I create delicate and intricate woven pieces exploring the impact of trauma on the mind, body and brain. Inspired by EMDR therapy I am developing wearable textiles for health purposes. '

Ariane’s work addresses the issue of mental illnesses. Focusing on PTSD related to sexual violence against women, she explores the concept of ‘touch’ therapy by creating delicate bespoke textiles that aim to help women recover their senses and forgotten sensations.

Ariane fell into weaving after a brief career in Fashion as a fabric developer. Her love for texture and structure along with her wish to help others, allowed her to bring together her passion for both and science and craft.
Whilst studying at the Royal College of Art she exhibited her work at CHEMFest 2019 and was shortlisted as a finalist for the Helen Hamlyn Award for healthcare and design.

With only two years of weaving behind her, Ariane continues to explore the intricacy of fine weaving and the science of colour, by using hand dyed silk and Tencel.



Cockpit Arts Awards

  • 01/07/2019 - 01/07/2020
    Cockpit Arts / Clothworker Company Award

textiles art led

Experimentation on colour and texture, both for
visual and tactile exploration.
Research led hand woven textiles on colour and