Using exquisite natural fibres and a fresh use of contemporary colour combinations, I transform yarn into
beautifully crafted homewares and accessories.
British wools, organic cottons, linens and raw silk noil are handwoven into tactile fabrics and then made into unique product.
Broughs Handwoven is the name of my weaving studio and shop. I fell in love with hand weaving whilst studying Textiles in the South West at Falmouth university. After graduating, I spent many years working in interior retail learning other skills within this world but having always been surrounded by fabrics, a calling to design and make my own was one I couldn’t stay away from.
After testing the water by visiting fairs and crafts shows selling my wares for a couple of years, I decided to set up shop officially in July 2020. Finding the perfect home for my loom in a traditional Victorian building on an old dairy farm in a picturesque Northamptonshire village.
My process concentrates on the natural fibres used and the colour palettes created, loving and being inspired by the relationship between these colours. Often using my own photography as inspiration and a starting point for a new collection. Not only are the fabrics handwoven, I complete the whole process of each product. Weaving, finishing, sewing and selling.
My little shop is a unique space which shows off each beautifully handwoven product and has the adjoining studio. You can often wonder in and see me weaving away the day, a creative space that suits this traditional craft perfectly. With original features of the hayrack and brickwork the setting couldn’t be better.
There is something important about understanding where something has come from and how it is made. This unique craft creates something that is distinctive and designed to last a lifetime.