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Emily Mackey

Emily Mackey Weaver
Contact
English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+44 7908613579
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Working to a natural rhythm

  • • Emily uses a variety of fibres
  • • Each piece is carefully considered
  • • Her work is beautifully subtle

Emily Mackey remembers the moment she first stepped into a weaving workshop, the sights, the smells, the sounds. She felt at home immediately, and once she began weaving, she never looked back. She describes weaving as “intrinsic to who I am; it’s like breathing”. Watching Emily working on the loom, it certainly does appear to be an extension of her being. The rhythm and flow of the threads, as though naturally working themselves into intricate patterns, appears effortless. She also incorporates other techniques such as embroidery and straw plaiting, and works across a variety of fibres, reflecting the needs of each piece she creates. Her sensitivity to the material is a hallmark of the work she produces.

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Works

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Oversized Bedford cord heavy wool blanket

Hand woven sateen faced giant Bedford cord heavy blanket in natural and coral. Pieced together, hand quilted, backed with cotton/linen fabric and edged with black wool flannel.

Height 160 cm
Width 200 cm

Emily Mackey Weaver
Photo: © Emily Mackey
Bloomsbury check hand woven cushion

Hand woven shepherd’s check cushion inspired by the streets of Bloomsbury in London. Shepherd’s check is a structure derived from the oldest known woven fragment found in Britain. Here it is predominantly woven without the usual striped warp, making a beautiful pattern in its own right.

Height 31 cm
Width 41 cm

Emily Mackey Weaver
Photo: © Emily Mackey
Boucle twill hand woven cushion

Hand woven boucle/gimp wool cushion, made with a simple herringbone twill for extra texture. Inspired by winter slopes in the Lake District.

Height 41 cm
Width 56 cm

Emily Mackey Weaver
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Monochrome abstract geometric twill hand woven cushion

Hand woven cushion with an abstract geometric pattern. Inspired by the Southbank by the Thames in London.

Height 41 cm
Width 56 cm

Emily Mackey Weaver
Photo: © Emily Mackey
Monochrome stripe blanket

Monochrome banded stripes hand woven in a simple twill.

Height 150 cm
Width 200 cm

Emily Mackey Weaver

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