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Fleur Andreas

I am a designer-maker of woven textiles and my aim is to create unique pieces of artwork in the form of wall hangings and abstract pictures, and individual items that can be worn such as wraps and scarves. My materials of preference are fine natural yarns such as silk, merino, cotton and bamboo which I hand-dye.

Having been a potter for many years I reached a point in my creative life where I felt the need to expand my artistic endeavours.  I enrolled on a foundation course at University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham (now University for the Creative Arts) involving the study of  various mediums, including textiles. This inspired me to follow an entirely new artistic direction and after completion of the course I continued my studies at Farnham focussing on textiles, and graduated after three years with an honours degree in textile design, specialising in weave. 

The intrinsic nature and quality of the raw materials used in the creation of textiles makes it possible to fuse functionality with craft and art and I am constantly fascinated when exploring colour, pattern, structure and texture for a new piece. My main source of inspiration is drawn from the wonderful variety and subtlety of colour found in nature throughout the seasons, particularly the effect of light on water and the dramatic colours of sunsets.

I am a Member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen and the West Surrey Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

craft&design Selected Silver Award Winner 2016
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