‘6 of the Best!’ British Weavers – Eleanor Pritchard
We know that many of our customers are as passionate about weaving as we are here in the Margo Selby Studio and we are celebrating this. The second artist in our ‘ 6 Of The Best’ British Weavers series is Eleanor Pritchard, whose work we respect for its restrained simplicity and elegance.
Eleanor’s designs stem from a love of playing with colour and pattern. Her designs are characterized by bold geometrics and graphic reversible patterns in a palette that combines chalky and cross-hatched neutrals, sharp accents and deep inky tones. The aesthetic is clean and contemporary with a nod to English mid-century design. Eleanor also has a deep interest in vernacular British textiles and sees much of her work as a reinterpretation of these traditions and techniques for a contemporary audience.
Eleanor has a very hands-on approach to design – all of the fabrics are sampled in her London studio, and are woven in the British Isles. The wool blankets are woven in West Wales and the new wool and linen ones in Lancashire. She also has an upholstery collection which is woven on the Isle of Bute.
‘I really enjoy working with our mills and I like to think that we are playing a tiny part in a long line of British weave.’