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Theo Wright

I am a designer and handweaver, based in Coventry. I create geometric textiles that explore the interaction of warp and weft and the contrast between dark and light, developing rich colour combinations within an autumnal palette. I start at the computer using a spreadsheet as if it were electronic graph paper, then develop designs further on the loom, experimenting with yarns and colours. 

I particularly enjoy the process of taking a concept from first principles and using it to generate beautiful complex designs. Designing and developing a woven textile from start to finish, from concept to cloth, is a very satisfying process.

Originally from Derby, I graduated in Computer Science at York University in the early 1980s and in Textile Design at University College Falmouth in 2011. I am a member of the Online Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers and Complex Weavers.

I have designed and woven scarves for sale since 2011. In 2014, I was selected by the Crafts Council for their 2014 Hothouse maker development programme and subsequently started making larger non-functional artworks.

A recurring theme in my work is the relation between weaving and mathematics and the visual complexity concealed within simple mathematical ideas. My recent projects, Permutations and When Waves Collide, have been supported by Arts Council England. 

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