I am interested in creating beautiful fabrics that can be passed from generation to generation- and in doing so, supporting the tradition of handweaving as a highly valuable craft.
Laura Woodhouse is a woven textile designer from Cambridgeshire with a love of pattern. She moved into her studio at Cockpit Arts after being awarded The Arts Society Greater London Area Award in March 2018.
Inspiration is taken from the natural world and architectural features to inform an array of intricate patterns. Fabrics are created using complex techniques in both double and single cloth. Products include scarves, cushions, wall hangings and rugs. Laura also works with interior design companies such as Sibyll Colefax and John Fowler, producing handwoven fabrics by the metre for separate commissions. Fabrics are woven in the finest natural fibres, including cotton and bamboo yarns, that allow for intricate detail in designs.
Interested in the value of hand craft, Laura challenges the transient nature of changing fashions in consumer culture by creating quality fabrics that can be passed from generation to generation.
Cockpit Arts Awards
-The Arts Society Greater London Area Award 2018