Art Connections is a Chrysalis Arts project providing a range of services for visual artists in York, North Yorkshire and beyond.

Jacqueline James

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I have been running my weaving workshop since 1989 and specialise in making individually designed hand-woven rugs and wall panels for commission and exhibition.  My work is in public and private collections in the UK and North America.  I have successfully completed many weaving projects for individuals, architects, interior designers and places of worship.  Major commissions include weaving for Westminster Abbey, York Minster and Wakefield Cathedral.  My experience also involves organising and facilitating textile-related workshops and arts residencies in schools, museums and galleries.

Each rug / wall panel is made with a linen warp, (threads running vertically), and wool or cotton weft, (threads running horizontally).  I employ a variety of traditional weft face rug weaving techniques to create weaving which is both decorative and functional. More recently, I custom dye the cotton yarns.  Many of the designs are reversible, effectively giving two different surfaces.  Constructed as durable floor rugs, they are equally appropriate as wall panels.

Generally, rugs and wall panels are made in two main sizes: 3 ft x 5ft (92 cm x 152 cm) and 4 ft x 6 ft (122 cm x 182 cm). The price ranges from £250 to £1000.

Current methods of working: Public Commission, Private Commission, Collaboration, Community work, Education projects