Lizzie Kimbley

repetition & rhythms

TEXTILES | NORFOLK

Lizzie Kimbley is a textile designer and artist working with woven textiles. Conscious of the volume of waste sent to landfill and incineration each year, and the need to value our natural resources, Lizzie explores responsible textiles and circular design.

She has a material-led approach often using natural found materials or those leftover from other design processes. The handmade cordage in these works is made from industry waste yarn, warp ends and offcuts from a local clothing designer-maker.

Lizzie takes inspiration from her daily walks in the beautiful Norfolk landscape. She enjoys the parallels between walking and weaving; for her the slowness and movement of walking are echoed in the repetition and rhythms of the weaving process, making each a mindful and meditative practice. Since gaining an MA in Textile Design in 2019, Lizzie was selected for the Crafts Council’s Hothouse programme in 2020.