“There is something about the act of making cloth by hand that connects me to a long line of weavers throughout history who have sat in front of a loom. It is an ancient tradition that is vanishing in a world of mass production and manufactured perfection.”
Majeda Clarke is an award winning textile designer who specializes in weave. She is committed to sustainable, local craft and works closely with weaving communities in Bangladesh and with mills in the UK.
By simplifying pattern, highlighting the geometry of weave and playing with strong colour, Majeda brings a modern aesthetic to an ancient craft. She is intrigued by the imperfections in hand woven fabric, the randomness of pattern and faded histories embedded in cloth that emphasise the identity of the maker.
Currently a Clothworkers Foundation Awardee at Cockpit Arts, Majeda has won several awards and competitions. These include, a national finalist in the Bemz for IKEA Design Competition, Heals and the SDC Judges Highly Commended Award for colour. She has been selected to exhibit at the Aram Gallery and at the London Design Festival.