Laura Adburgham is a multi-award-winning weaver whose work spans across art, craft and design. Her range of scarves and rugs are one-of-a-kind, handwoven on a wooden floor loom. Starting with undyed yarn, each process is done by hand, from setting up the loom to applying finishing techniques. Inspired by intricate and irregular details found within the natural world, this work focuses on the patterns and colours of naturally formed surfaces and structures. Specialising in natural materials such as silk, wool and linen, Laura hand-dyes the yarn using various techniques to create a palette of subtle colours and textural effects.
Her latest body of work follows a Master of Arts in Textiles, sponsored by the Queen Elizabeth Scolarship Trust. These craft-based artworks reflect on perceptions of textiles by challenging conventional boundaries and technical limitations of the dobby loom.
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How to Buy
A range of scarves and cushions can be found at Contemporary Applied Arts in London: www.caa.org.uk
Upcoming Exhibition: 'Connected' - The Makers' Art Collective
A new series of craft-led artwork will be exhibited during London Design Festival at the Oxo Gallery.
14 - 22 September 2018
London Design Festival
OXO Gallery, London
This series of hand-woven pieces celebrates the unique possibilities of weaving as an art form, as pioneered by fibre artists of the 1950s-1970s. Seemingly a restrictive and rigid tool, the traditional dobby loom is revisited as a source of creative freedom. A circular working approach between expressive drawing, haptic model-making and sampling on the loom inspired a series of woven ideas around materiality and architectonic space. By exploiting the potential of material properties and woven techniques, three-dimensional forms emerged from a two-dimensional process. Non-conventional textile materials such as paper, horsehair and stainless steel combined with creative woven techniques were used to construct these spatial, shape-shifting and tactile forms.