Charlotte Grierson FSDC

Woven Textiles

About Charlotte
As a weaver and designer Charlotte Grierson works with colour, the structure of the cloth and natural yarns to design and make one-off hand woven scarves. She also works in collaboration with an independent weaver in Wales to produce a range of scarves woven in small batches on a power loom. Taking inspiration from the built environment around her studio in South East London and also from landscapes and natural plant forms she develops and evolves her collection continually. Her collection of scarves; designed for both men and women, are elegant, timeless and beautifully soft to wear.
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Charlotte trained as weave designer learning about the different weave structures and how to create patterns and textures in fabric and to work with colour. However it was experimenting with the making process itself that most fascinated her. Creating fabric from a collection of yarns and the way they interlace. Sampling and experimenting is still at the heart of her studio practice. Weaving hand woven scarves gives her flexibility to design and weave her scarves to be unique one-off pieces.

Her collection of hand woven scarves; designed for both men and women, are woven in silk or in combination with other natural material such as merino and linen. She works with these materials, colour and the structure of the weave to create scarves that are elegant, timeless and with a drape that is beautifully soft to wear.

Charlotte also works with a weaver in west Wales to produce a collection of scarves in 100% lambswool. Designed and sampled in her London studio they are woven in small batch production on old power looms in what was the heart of the old Welsh woollen industry. Back in her studio the scarves are individually finished including the hand twisted pearl fringes.

In 2007 Charlotte was selected to join the Art Workers' Guild and in the same year as a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and 2017 was elected to become a Fellow of the Society.

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Previous Exhibition and Craft Fairs

Made London: Marylebone and Canary Wharf

Handmade in Britain: Kew and Chelsea

Art in Action

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Previous Galleries

Leeds Craft and Design Gallery

New Ashgate Gallery

Shire Hall Gallery

Ruthin Craft Centre

Craft in the Bay

Memberships

Society of Designer Craftsmen FSCD

Art Workers' Guild

Education

MA Textiles - Goldsmiths, University of London 2003

BA (Hons) Constructed Textiles - Manchester Polytechnic (now MMU) 1990

Art Foundation - Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts

Teaching

Regular classes at The Handweavers Studio and Gallery

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