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Weaving: Contemporary makers on the Loom

Works by Brent Wadden. Courtesy of Peres Projects, Berlin / Photographer: Trevor Good

Join Katie Treggiden as she brings together a group of contemporary weavers to discuss her new book in the light of Anni Albers’ retrospective

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. 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 as a figure of reference for everyone involved in textiles today.


Katie Treggiden is a design writer with almost 20 years experience in the creative industries. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Trustee of the Leach Pottery. She regularly contributes to publications such as the Guardian, Crafts Magazine, Elle Decoration, Design Milk and Monocle24. She has written four books and launched an award-winning design blog and independent print magazine – her latest book, Weavers: Makers on the Loom, will be published in September 2018. She is currently studying for a MSt in the History of Design at the University of Oxford.

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18 October 2018 at 19.00–20.00