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Katharine Swailes

Artist artisan tapestry weaver

Arundel, West Sussex


visual arts, handwoven tapestry, textiles


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 selected member of Contemporary Applied Arts.


London Craft Week

10 May 2018
10 May 2018 Atelier Weftfaced at the Royal Society of Sculptors: The Martin Creed Commission.

Contemporary Applied Arts

16 Nov 2017
Crossing the Lizard along with Glyphs and Loops triptych series is currently on display at Contemporary Applied Arts, all enquiries to the gallery please.

House and Garden

23 Mar 2018
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



Crossing the Lizard

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles

Glyphs and Loops Tryptic 2017

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles

Glyphs and Loops

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles