Anna Crutchley

Anna Crutchley trained in woven textiles and is a designer-maker of bespoke furnishing trimmings which she produces for furniture restorers, upholsterers, heritage organisations, interior decorators and private clients. She is teacher with 30 years experience and her inspirational books on passementerie have become key texts.

Describe your approach to teaching:

My approach to teaching passementerie is based on conveying traditional craft skills through practical demonstration to the group, followed up by one-to-one tuition.

What inspires your own work?

The inspiration for my own work comes from studying historical textiles and the design and techniques of passementerie. I use colour imaginatively to give my work a contemporary twist.

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