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Maria Sigma

Maria Sigma Weaver
Contact
English, French, Greek
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+44 7583876416
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A sustainable philosophy

  • • Maria weaves interior, fashion and art pieces
  • • She uses sustainable materials and a zero-waste philosophy
  • • She is passionate about the technical part of weaving

During Maria Sigma’s first degree specialising in textile conservation, she studied historic woven, kneaded and embroidered pieces, which led her to discover different traditional Greek techniques of weaving on a small frame loom. At Chelsea College of Art & Design and interning with the Greek master artisan Ismini Samanidou, Maria specialised in hand weaving and received the ‘Clothworkers’ Foundation Award providing her with a space, some looms as well as business support and training. “There are many memorable moments in my professional life in terms of collaborations and projects, but I think having my own loom was a really great moment because it was quite difficult and expensive. To have the one I really like gives me the opportunity and freedom to make what I want.”

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Works

  • © Yeshen Venema Photography
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  • © Yeshen Venema Photography
  • © Yeshen Venema Photography
Photo: © Yeshen Venema Photography
Staphilus wall hanging

This ecru, grey, white and Aegean blue wool wall hanging is made with natural undyed linen, recycled cotton rope on an undyed British woollen warp. Handwoven, hand knotted and hand brushed by Maria Sigma, it is made sustainably. In every step of the production, a zero waste design principle has been followed, to minimise yarn waste and keep a low carbon footprint.

Length 95 cm
Height 110 cm

Maria Sigma Weaver
Photo: © Yeshen Venema Photography
Acacallis V2 baby blanket

This soft baby blanket was handwoven on a floor hand loom by Maria Sigma. Made with the highest quality of pure undyed British alpaca and wool in shades of white, sandstone pink and grey. The piece composes of bold stripes, a twill pattern and hand crochet with Aegean blue wool. Handcrafted with zero waste design and high production principles.

Length 70 cm
Height 90 cm

Maria Sigma Weaver
Photo: © Yeshen Venema Photography
Ariadne floor cushion

A large double-sided floor cushion handwoven by Maria Sigma on a traditional dobby loom. It is made with pure new undyed British wool in natural shades of whites and greys with blue coloured detail, in a bold textured diamond pattern. Made useing a zero waste design philosophy.

Length 70 cm
Height 70 cm

Maria Sigma Weaver
Photo: © Yeshen Venema Photography
Phaedra V2 blanket

This Maria Sigma blanket is handwoven on a hand loom made with the highest quality of pure new natural undyed British wool. Taking inspiration from the colours of the Cyclades Islands of childhood summers, it twists natural shades of white, grey and black simplicity in a classic bold twill pattern. The design zero waste design and high production principles.

Length 140 cm
Height 170 cm

Maria Sigma Weaver
Photo: © Yeshen Venema Photography
Acacallis V2 Baby Blanket

This soft baby blanket was handwoven on a floor hand loom by Maria Sigma. Made with the highest quality of pure undyed British alpaca and wool in shades of white, sandstone pink and grey. The piece composes of bold stripes, a twill pattern and hand crochet with Aegean blue wool. Handcrafted with zero waste design and high production principles.

Length 70 cm
Height 90 cm

Maria Sigma Weaver

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