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Maker

Lynne's Loom

Lynne's Loom

Northern Collective

Disciplines

Textiles

Materials

Textiles, Plant fibres

Commissions

I am a handweaver and scientist whose work sits at the intersection of art/craft and science, creating handwoven objects that turn data into physical objects. My current work takes inspiration from genetics (DNA sequences and ancestry) as well as bioacoustics and climate change. I have undertaken two residencies around data-inspired design/creation as part of the British Council's Crafting Futures programme. I learned to weave on a backstrap loom while travelling with my children in Thailand in 2016. After taking more weaving courses in Scotland, I now have my own studio in Aberdeen city centre where I work with multi-shaft floor and table looms. I create objects for exhibitions & commissions, and also teach weaving workshops. My practice has a strong focus on environmental sustainability and I work mainly with natural and/or upcycled/found materials, including fleece from my local rare breed farm and handspun flax, aiming for minimal waste. As well as creating my own work and teaching, I also support creative, multi-disciplinary collaborations through project work and in my role as Chair of Applied Arts Scotland. My work is in private collections and the permanent collection of Aberdeen Art Gallery.

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