Gainsborough Collaborate with Weaver Tiffany Loy for London Craft Week 2020
Silk weavers and Royal Warrant holders, Gainsborough have collaborated with textile weaver, Tiffany Loy on her London Craft Week 2020 installation, entitled The Weaverly Way.
Originally from Singapore, Tiffany Loy – known for her experimental hand-woven art works, is currently undertaking an MA at the Royal College of Art, London. Exhibited internationally, Tiffany’s work combines traditional weaving techniques with her passion for innovative design.
Excelling in adding contemporary context to heritage craft, Tiffany’s latest piece, ‘The Weaverly Way’ was dyed and woven at Gainsborough’s 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’ is being exhibited at citizenM Bankside and accompanied by a text-driven mixed media piece by architecturally-trained performance designer, Sean Gwee.
A second piece will be exhibited at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour at the McKinney & Co. showroom – Second Floor, South Dome, throughout London Craft Week and until Saturday 10th October.
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