Camilla Thomas

Textiles in Practice
BA (Hons)

I am interested in the longevity of textiles and how we invest time in fabric, by living with it and using it in our everyday lives. The idea of a woven throw or blanket, used in our homes for wrapping around at times of tranquillity and reflection, giving us comfort and a sense of well-being, directly connects to this interest.

I have woven samples which are intended for manufacture into full size blankets. Some of my pieces give a nod to the traditional Welsh blanket, although I prefer to use the beauty of the Welsh coast to inspire the designs.  The desire to capture the essence of a place, to take home a momento and hold on to the memory of it, has been significant to me throughout this work.

The qualities of natural fibres, such as wool for its warmth, softness and lightness of weight and silk for its lustre and luxurious handle, give these pieces value as textiles for use in the home and as keepsakes.

My first blanket, designed at Penmon Point on Anglesey and manufactured by a family run mill in Lancashire, is now for sale. The proceeds from the sale of this limited edition blanket will be donated to the Air Sea Rescue Services on the island.

Tags: Blanket, Colour, Home, Silk, Textiles, Throw, Wool, Woven, Wrap

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