The “Introducing” is a series of interviews of independent lifestyle and design brands that our readers have not heard of yet. It’s an introduction to the brand story told by its founder. In this article we are introducing a textile art brand “Woven Form” founded by Charlotte Wakefield.
Woven Form offers one-of-a-kind handwoven textile art pieces for the home. Charlotte’s style of weaving is very free, she focuses on combining different textures and colours to recreate those which are found within architecture. Charlotte loves using bold colours and have recently spent time exploring art piece with more neutral tones while focusing more on the textures. Each piece she makes is different, not always knowing how the finished piece will look like when she starts with an idea. This organic way of working brings her the most enjoyment.
Charlotte was introduced to weaving at university in Brighton and immediately became intrigued with the physical practice and the endless possibilities for experimentation, through fibre, structure and colour.
She works from her studio based in South East London, where she hand weaves all of the pieces in the collection. Sourcing a lot of materials from mills and factories using up their deadstock yarns, Woven Form helps by reusing a product otherwise being thrown away.
As Charlotte says, “I think everything can be an inspiration but for me architecture is the gift that keeps on giving. One building alone can be the source of so much inspiration and spark off ideas for an entire collection. I love the combinations of colours, textures and patterns used to make the built world so stunning and exciting. London is such a great place to take in architecture as every road is different to the previous one, we have a really unique mix of architecture built through different times and I love to go for a walk with my camera and see what I come across.”
Recently added to the FRIEZE collection new pieces feature gorgeous bold blue, deep terracotta, brown and natural colours and textures using a selection of loop mohair, cotton, merino wool, linen and fluffy mohair yarns. All art pieces were woven using deadstock yarns saved from the fashion and textiles industries.
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