Weaving is back. Not only is it very popular among DIY'ers who try it at home with the help of a YouTube tutorial, there's also an exciting scene of professional designers, artisans and artists that revitalise the centuries-old craft today. From rugs and wall hangings to art installations and subversive interventions, contemporary expressions of the craft are as diverse as they are numerous.
Now you can find out more about the movement thanks to a new book by design journalist Katie Treggiden, Weaving – Contemporary Makers on the Loom, that presents a survey of this vibrant revival, with profiles of over twenty contemporary weavers: Argentinian Alexandra Kehayoglou, for example, designs breath-taking natural landscapes (for the likes of Dries van Noten), while Daniel Harris makes textiles for famous clothing brands using nineteenth-century looms and Brent Wadden weaves museum-standard fabrics.
The book includes beautiful images of their studios, work and inspiration and in-depth essays on the craft’s relationship with themes such as emancipation, migration and new technologies. Available to buy in the UK from 24 September 2018. Find out more: ludion.be.