Anne Churches Rug Weaver

Weaving means rug making to me; I design my hand-woven rugs and wall hangings taking inspiration from the richness of textures, colours and contrasts found in the natural world around me. The individually designed hand-woven rugs create the illusion of a scene or capture an idea in KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAgeometric form.

Woven as durable floor rugs, their decorative quality makes them equally appropriate as wall hangings. I Work mainly in linen and New Zealand carpet wool (which I dye myself).

I began rug weaving in 1998 after I found an old loom in a second hand shop. I soon acquired another loom – this time a beautiful Swedish Glimakra Countermarch loom.

As I became more involved with rug weaving I was fascinated with the idea of using the Shaft Switching Lever System developed by master weaver Peter Collingwood. Fortunately I was able to build the system for both of my looms

The converted looms enable me to do more intricate designs using the two methods of 3 end block weave and 4 end block weave.

My workshop is our rumpus room at home in Kyabram, Northern Victoria.

Weaving is my relaxation; I especially enjoy the design process using computer software, then choosing the colours that complement the design.