Deirdre Wood

After training at UCA, Farnham, Deirdre has brought a fresh approach to the ancient technique of strip weaving, twisting her strips to give the fabric a third dimension. Recently she has begun to use fibres with contrasting physical properties to create dramatic curved strips and circles designed for architectural settings.

Describe your approach to teaching:

I encourage students to see the advantages of working with simple equipment and also aim to enthuse them with the possibilities of using cloth strips to assemble more complex pieces.

What inspires your own work?

I am fascinated by traditions of narrow strip weaving, especially those of West Africa, and these inspire me to bring fresh ideas to the narrow strip technique.

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