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Celebrating London Craft Week with Textile Weaver Tiffany Loy

September 2020  |  General

Gainsborough are honoured to have collaborated with textile weaver and Royal College of Art MA student Tiffany Loy on her upcoming installation for London Craft Week 2020.

Originally from Singapore, Tiffany Loy is known for her experimental hand-woven art works. Exhibited internationally they combine traditional weaving techniques with her passion for innovative design.

Excelling in adding contemporary context to heritage craft, Tiffany’s latest piece entitled ‘The Weaverly Way’ was dyed and woven at our historic mill.

This structural yet pliable piece beautifully emulates the layering and three-dimensionality of traditional jacquard weaving.

‘The Weaverly Way’ is a striking modern take on time-honoured weaving undertaken at the Gainsborough Mill for nearly 120 years.

Tiffany’s love of weaving began five years ago whilst studying textiles in Kyoto, eventually leading her to begin an MA at the Royal College of Art in London, on the DesignSingapore Scholarship.

“Tiffany is a recipient of the prestigious DesignSingapore scholarship, which is given to select design talents who show the potential to lead in their design fields. She stands out for her creativity, dedication and passion in reinterpreting one of the oldest forms of textile-making through experimentation.” Mark Wee, Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council

‘The Weaverly Way’ will be exhibited at citizenM Bankside and accompanied by a text-driven mixed media piece by architecturally-trained performance designer, Sean Gwee.

We are thrilled to be able to exhibit a second piece at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.
You can view it at the McKinney & Co. showroom – Second Floor, South Dome, throughout London Craft Week and until Friday 9th October.

London Craft Week: 30 September – 10 October 2020

The Weaverly Way being woven at the Gainsborough Mill