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Chrissie Freeth

Tapestry weaver

Saltaire, West Yorkshire


tapestry, hanging, large scale


£150 — £2500


My work is usually large scale and take months to weave. I use hand-dyed wool and a palette heavily influenced by the muted colours of the Yorkshire landscape.

Technically my inspirations are rooted in pre-Renaissance mural tapestries but I like to weave what would have been hidden or uncelebrated and the spontaneous and dark, all aspects which are at odds with the slow going warmth traditionally associated with tapestry weaving.

Typically my hangings are heavily textured & very tactile.


Visiting traditional crafts in the Balkans

14 Sep 2017
As part of an EU project I’ve been to Bulgaria to see traditional crafts in action. As well as visiting festivals, museums, galleries and workshops, I also got to see plenty of Byzantine murals , a perfect compliment to my WCMT Fellowship.

Panelist at Harewood House Debate

20 Jun 2016
In June I was invited to the stately home, Harewood House, to join a panel experts to debate before an invited audience the ethics of textile conservation and the future of a pair of magnificent Axminster carpets.

Awarded Churchill Fellowship

19 Feb 2016
Thrilled to have been awarded a prestigious travelling Fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. I'll be going to the US, France, Belgium and Switzerland to study medieval tapestries and their relevance to contemporary practice.

Available for commissions



Maides Coign

Disciplines Textiles, Traditional
Materials Textiles

The Lamentation

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles

No Longer Mourn

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles