Handwoven tapestries and bespoke handmade rugs, woven in south east London and inspired by both the wild landscape and the geometry of the city.
Shell Bay Handwoven Rug
The Shell Bay rug takes its inspiration from childhood summers at the beach, collecting sea shells and watching the sun set over the ocean.
The Shell Bay rug takes its inspiration from childhood summers at the beach, collecting sea shells and watching the sun set over the ocean. Here the design has been woven in pink, turquoise and peach wool on a cotton warp, but this rug is available in the colour combination of your choice.
All the rugs are woven by hand on a 1976 Harris rug loom in the artist’s studio in south east London.
How It Works: order the design of your choice on the website. After you’ve placed your order, you will be contacted directly by the artist asking you what colours, thickness and warp (i.e. fringe) you would like for your rug. You can choose up to three colours per design. Then, depending on how many orders are queued for the loom, your rug will be handwoven over the course of several days.
Rugs measuring up to 1m wide should be completed and shipped within 2-3 weeks. Rugs measuring up to 3m wide will be shipped within 4-6 weeks. You will be notified if the wait will be longer. You will also receive regular updates (and photos) of your rug on the loom!
Extra Small- 45cm x 70cm
Small- 60cm x 90cm
Medium- 1m x 1.5m
Large- 2m x 3m
Extra Large- 3m x 4m
If you would like a bespoke size, please Contact Us to request a quote.
UK Delivery £30. International Delivery £60.
Christabel Balfour studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, specialising in woven sculpture. Since graduating she has developed her practice as a tapestry weaver, and now produces handwoven tapestries and rugs from her studio in south east London.
She works either on her 1976 Harris rug loom, or on frame looms which she builds herself. Her work draws from both the wild landscape and the modern city and explores the way the elements- wind, rain and mist- shape them both. She also finds inspiration in the work of master weavers around the world and textile traditions which stretch back centuries.
Her rugs are made to order in the size and colour combinations of your choice.
Shipping from : United Kingdom (UK)
|Within United Kingdom (UK)||£30.00|
|Outside United Kingdom (UK)||£60.00|