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Maker's Award - Angie Parker

Maker's Award - Angie Parker

Maker's Award - Angie Parker

We were initially drawn to the work of Angie Parker by her wonderful use of colour. At this moment, with lockdown and Covid, what is desperately needed is cheerfulness, positivity and something to lift your spirits and that is exactly what you get from Angie's work. It is also very fitting that the inspiration for the Bristol Blanket came from looking at the colourful Bristol houses during lockdown walks. What is so fascinating about Angie's weaving and the Krokbragd technique that she uses, is how, the closer you move in to look at a rug, the more wonderful and unexpected detail you see. We love too, the fact that she uses reclaimed rug wool and that she donates 10% of profits from the Bristol Blanket to the mental health charity, Mind.

We are thrilled that Angie is taking over our Instagram feed all this week (https://www.instagram.com/glosguild/) - expect lots of gorgeous colour. We also caught up with Angie to find out more about her work, her process and her dream floor on which to place her rugs !

'I'd love to collaborate with Morag Myerscough (https://www.moragmyerscough.com/). Can you imagine her statement murals reworked in handwoven rugs and wall-hangings?'

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