Weaving is a centuries-old craft with a fascinating history, and one that continues to evolve. It is being revitalized today by designers, artists and modern craftspeople all over the world: from wall-hangings and carpets to art installations and technological tours-de-force.
Weaving – Contemporary Makers on the Loom presents a survey of this vibrant revival, with profiles of over twenty contemporary weavers: Alexandra Kehayoglou, for example, designs breath-taking natural landscapes (for the likes of Dries van Noten), while Daniel Harris makes textiles for famous clothing brands using nineteenth century looms. Brent Wadden weaves beautiful, museum-standard fabrics. The book includes beautiful images of their studios, work and inspiration.
Author Katie Treggiden’s essays explore the craft’s relationship with themes such as emancipation, migration and new technologies. The Bauhaus weaver Anni Albers is also discussed at length. She will be the focus of a major retrospective of her work this autumn at Tate Modern in London (October 2018–January 2019) and is a reference for everyone involved in textiles today.
Katie Treggiden is an author and journalist and lectures on design. She writes for publications like The Guardian Magazine, Telegraph Magazine, Elle Decoration and Icon and is editor-in-chief of the design magazine Fiera. Treggiden is also the author of The Makers of East London, The Residents: Inside the Iconic Barbican Estate and Urban Potters – Makers in the City, published by Ludion in 2017.