Helen Foot | Handwoven Textiles
My playful style has been described as ‘Rebellious Nostalgia’. With a strong sense of colour and a passion for keeping traditional skills alive I create fabrics in harmony with the loom. From my design studio in rural Herefordshire, I handweave fabric for my growing collections of scarves. Inspiration is drawn from traditional handcrafts such as patchwork and cross-stitch which I merge with contemporary geometric patterns and bold colour combinations.
I trained at the Royal College of Art and prior to that at Winchester School of Art. My portfolio career combines being a visiting lecturer, commission weaving, collaborations and curating. Notable achievements include; designing fashion fabrics for Paul Smith and Alexander McQueen, in 2011 being selected by the Crafts Council for their Hothouse program which supports emerging designer makers, and meeting HRH The Prince of Wales with the Cambrian Mountains Wool Challenge.
Helen Foot Design, 2 Cockgate School, Bircher, Leominster, Herefordshire
Tel: 01568 782229 or 07903103291