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Bold rugs and wall-hang­ings, wo­ven with love

The Simple Things - - FRESH -

Christa­bel Bal­four weaves rugs and wall-hang­ings from her south Lon­don stu­dio, work­ing on a 1976 Har­ris floor loom and a 1992 Don Por­rit loom, both of which she re­stored her­self. Her de­signs are in­spired by mod­ern ar­chi­tec­ture, yet evoke a sense of space and tran­quil­lity. Work­ing ev­ery day at her loom is deeply med­i­ta­tive, and this trans­lates into de­signs that are beau­ti­fully bal­anced and time­less. Christa­bel also runs reg­u­lar weav­ing work­shops for those wish­ing to try this slow craft for them­selves. christa­bel-bal­four.co.uk

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