Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Jacqueline James and her remarkable rugs

Rug detail - Jacqueline James

Recently Jacqueline James came to the City of York Embroiderers' Guild to tell us about her rug making career.   Working with a linen warp and a wool or cotton weft and using a shaft switching technique invented by Peter Collingwood, Jacqueline creates unique reversible rugs.  One of a small number of British rug weavers, she takes inspiration from the bright colours of India, pattern, landscape, patchwork, Kaffe Fassett, and loves to grade colour in her work.  Dyeing her own yarn using a weft ikat method also features in her work.

Here are some pictures of Jacqueline's work giving a flavour of her love of colour and pattern ...



Rug detail - Jacqueline James
Rug detail - Jacqueline James
Rug detail - Jacqueline James
Rug detail - Jacqueline James
Samples - Jacqueline James

Jacqueline works largely to commision which has included work in the British Library, altar frontals for York Minster, Westminster Abbey, & Clifton Parish Church to name but a few.  You may have visited her during York Open Studios or seen some of her varied textile work with schools.

You can find out more about Jacqueline James and her fab rugs here.


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