Our team lives and breathes creativity associated with fibres, yarns, and woven textiles. With a holistic view of textile-based arts, we aim to encourage all aspects of textile culture. Our interests include supporting and promoting fibre production, spinning, weaving, dyeing, embroidery, printed textiles, quilting, fashion and more. We are proud to be representing Wales from the Caernarfon area, and thankful for the opportunities to be surrounded with such amazing people who have supported the development of this organisation.
SARAH G. KEY
Founder & Trustee
Throughout her career as an artist, researcher and educator, Sarah has been active in aspects of art and design with attention to drawing, painting, printmaking and textile arts. Taught to knit at a young age, Sarah has rejuvenated her interested in knitting and textiles over the last 10 years. A keen interest in spinning and weaving has been the result of moving to North Wales in 2012 and joining the local guild. For more than 15 years, Sarah has been an art educator helping to inspire young people to engage with their own creativity. Sarah is bilingual (English, French) and is gradually working on her Welsh language skills.
Founder & Trustee
Rosie is the owner of SAORImôr freestyle weaving studio in Bangor, Gwynedd, which she founded in 2014. Rosie first experienced handweaving on a textile course at West Surrey College and has been weaving throughout her adult life having originally worked at a weaving centre in Llanberis in the 1980s. Since discovering saori weaving, Rosie has travelled to Japan to study Saori weaving with Misao Jo, the founder of the saori style. Her affinity to freestyle weaving is associated with the accessibility and creativity linked to the Saori style.
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