Making rugs and wall hangings by hand, incorporates my love of textures, colours and natural forms. I have always worked with textiles. Living in Northumberland, I am surrounded by wild scenery and magnificent skyscapes. My work reinterprets an old and traditional form - rug making, the staple of many a home across the north of England until a generation ago.

Using the once well-known techniques of hooky and proggy, I create original and individual designs in a variety of contemporary styles. The look and colour of every piece I make is unique, a product of the process of gathering and selecting the materials which are then used like a painter’s palette

© Rachel Phillimore 2014
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