After thirty years of working and teaching within community projects Esther Ward followed her lifelong passion, to engage with a degree in textiles.
Her move to croft and work in the Scottish Highlands has enabled her work to develop and she now enjoys teaching within the community, this time sharing her love of textiles and the creative process. The croft has sheep and Angora goats whose fibres are used within her work and are sold as hand spun and dyed hanks for other textile enthusiasts. The manipulation and dyeing of silk, cotton and linen fabric is also one of the workshops she teaches.
A small shop is on the croft housed within two 19th century Shepherds Huts and with her partner Paul Acarnley she now exhibits work combining photography and textile sculptural pieces.
Year Established: 2008
MA Newcastle University
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