Future of Craft

Angie Parker

What do you do and what are you most proud of in your making/designing history?

I hand-weave exquisite textiles and rugs for lovers of colour. I’m proud to have built my textile business in a relatively short time and to have my work in exhibitions with industry heavyweights such as Christopher Farr. Above all, I’m proud to help people introduce uplifting colour into their homes and lives.

Where do you work and what materials do you prefer/get most inspired by?

I weave my bespoke designs in my Bristol studio and work in luxurious mercerised cottons, rug wools and whatever yarn catches my eye. I’m inspired by eye-popping colour including the vibrant grafitti in my neighbourhood.

What do think will be important or significant for craft practice in general in the future?

I think people are questioning their purchasing choices more these days and making decisions to buy better things, less often. This can only serve to encourage people to invest in handmade over mass produced goods.

What are your own aspirations for the next five years?

I will continue with my mission to bring bursts of colour to the walls and floors of discerning homes, and also hope to see contemporary woven textiles grow in popularity.

Angie has been a member of Design-Nation since 2015.