I grew up on a small self sufficient farm in Suffolk where we had, among other things,
goats and artichokes.
It seemed a far cry from my parents talent of window dressing in some of London’s
famous stores. They did, however, bring their flair with them and we embarked
on a stylish journey of growing your own and making your own ourselves and it has
left a deep impression on how I go about things now.
My mother at one point had a carpet loom and I’ve never forgotten her weaving on it
and being fascinated by what she produced.
When my husband bought me home a rickety old table loom, I realised a dream and
taught my self to weave. And when I struggled to find the colour of wool I
wanted to weave with I decided to dye my own. For me now, dying and weaving go
hand in hand.
Weaving is for me, an intriguing traditional craft which has allowed me to
create unusual designs and bring texture and colour together.
Zoë Ritchie Weaving
Naturally dyed & hand woven
01546 870 317