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©Hollie Ward
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Hollie Ward

  • Weaver
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Rising Star
Hollie Ward Weaver
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©Hollie Ward

Weaving for emotions

  • • Hollie specialises in woven art, clothing and interior pieces
  • • Weaving is a meditative process to her
  • • She received funding to learn from master weavers

“I often think about how we are surrounded by fabric and how garments carry our lived experiences within them.” Weaver Hollie Ward lives and breathes her craft, dedicating her every day to weaving on one loom or the other. After school, Hollie began training with master weavers and attended an art college, completing a degree in woven cloth. Determined to find herself and a direction for her craft, Hollie went on a three-month weaving residency to Iceland, where she learnt how to harness the land, the climate and materials available to her. Rarely sampling designs, Hollie visualises her idea first and weaves pieces that awaken ideas of memory and time. “I trust my mind’s eye’s ability to visualise,” she says.

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  • ©Hollie Ward
  • ©Hollie Ward
  • ©Hollie Ward
  • ©Hollie Ward
Photo: ©Hollie Ward
Jade Cushion

The Jade Cushion is a rectangular decorative piece that Hollie Ward sewed and wove by hand. Inspired by her time spent in Iceland during her residency, Hollie made the piece from contrasting pink and green Icelandic wool on an eight shaft jack loom.

Length 60 cm
Width 40 cm
Height 10 cm

Photo: ©Hollie Ward
Lisa Shawl

The Lisa Shawl is a hand-woven, wearable, functional and decorative blanket made from undyed British lambswool and surplus stock indigo dyed cotton on Hollie Ward’s eight shaft jack loom. The yarns are woven together into a large scale chequered pattern.

Length 200 cm
Width 50 cm

Photo: ©Hollie Ward
Artefact 0010

Artefact 0010 is a hand-woven, both decorative and wearable outerwear garment. To construct it Hollie Ward used her eight shaft jack loom and Shetland wool in mustard, white, grey and charcoal colours.

Length 100 cm
Width 60 cm

Photo: ©Hollie Ward
Artefact 0008

This is a hand-woven and constructive-decorative, wearable overcoat that Hollie Ward handmade from indigo dyed cotton and Shetland and British wool on her signature eight shaft jack loom.

Length 60 cm
Width 60 cm

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