Laura Adburgham

2018 QEST D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust Scholarship - Textiles

Laura is an established weaver and designer-maker who creates one of a kind textiles. Her work is about intricacy and variation, which means the weaving must be done by hand.

She makes each piece on her modernised wooden floor loom using a variety of materials – wool, silk, horsehair and paper – hand dyed to create subtle colours and textural effects. An MA in Textiles at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, supported by the QEST D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust Scholarship, enabled Laura to refine her yarn creation, dyeing, weaving and finishing skills.

Pushing creative and technical boundaries will add diversity and value to my handwoven textile practice. The MA will also provide openings for new projects, collaborations, exhibitions and industry links.