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Sarah Allen

I am a hand weaver who graduated from Nottingham Trent University with an honours degree in Textile Design, specialising in woven textiles. My distinctive collections of hand woven textiles combine my love of traditional processes with contemporary design.

I work on a manual dobby loom, which means I use my feet to work the treddle to lift the shafts, and my hands to move the pattern on for each row, throw the shuttle and beat the cloth. I find the act of weaving very rhythmic and I love the physical-ness of the process and feel everything I produce is a product of my mind, body and ‘creative soul’.

I use the inherent properties of natural yarns and carefully considered weave structures to create covetable accessories. I enjoy exploring exciting colour combinations and draw my inspiration from bold architectural shapes.

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