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 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 and faded histories embedded in cloth.
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 which can be traced back generations.
A Clothworkers' Awardee, Majeda has won several awards including New Designers, the British Muslim Award and The SDC Judges Highly Commended award for colour. She has been selected by the Crafts Council for Hothouse and by 100% Design in their 100% Forward curation of new talent. She has exhibited at the London Design Festival, The Aram Gallery, New Ashgate Gallery, Mint Gallery and the CAA Gallery. Majeda is a member of the Crafts Council, Design Nation and CAA.
Cockpit Arts Awards
02/01/2017 - 15/09/2017Crafts Council Hothouse
01/07/2016 - 01/07/2018Clothworkers' Foundation Award