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Katharine Swailes

Artist maker

Arundel, West Sussex


construction, Drawing, handwoven tapestry


£400 — £10000


Construction is central to my practice. Swailes creates handwoven tapestries, wall based and sculptural. The materials chosen inform the shape and form of the piece. The palette. of traditional and newly created techniques. The materials are specific to each series, repetition creates these minimal works. In 2016 Swailes was awarded a Theo Moorman Award for Weaving to support the making of the series Glyphs and Loops. Swailes is a new member of Contemporary Applied Arts.


Harmony and Surprise

04 Apr 2017
A short film showing the creation of a tapestry at West Dean Tapestry Studio woven by Katharine Swailes for Emma Biggs and Matthew Collings. Film by R&A Collaborations.

House and Garden. Out now

16 Oct 2017
Weftfaced Studio features in the November edition of H&G as Specialist makers on page 77. Emily Tobin visited earlier this year to talk about our work (Caron Penney & myself)and the work we do translating the work of artists into hand woven tapestry.

Available for commissions


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Glyphs and Loops sequence of 9

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles

Glyphs and Loops

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles

Crossing the Avenue Cordis Prize nominee

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles