Best of British Contract and Interior Textiles: Lark & Bower
Lark & Bower presents a stunning collection of ‘off-loom’ pieces, woven by hand with needle and thread using mill waste yarn, plant-based fibres, or left-over yarns from old projects. These pieces celebrate craftmanship, and woven structure as an art form in its own right.
Lark and Bower is the brainchild of Sarah Ward, UK-based hand weaver most known for her work as The Aviary Studio. The 2020 lockdown provided Sarah with the gift of time. This ‘enforced pause’ was an opportunity to evolve and diversify, to re-evaluate her place in the industry.
The idea of ‘off-loom’ weaving was conceived during this time, when Sarah didn’t have access to her loom or studio. Desperate to weave, she started using leftover yarn and a needle and thread to make small studies of woven structures. These have evolved into beautiful art pieces for the home and the full collection can be viewed at www.larkandbower.com. Follow Lark & Bower on Instagram.