Elizabeth Radcliffe

I learned to weave at night class, taught by Archie Brennan and Maureen Hodge at ECA, whilst working at the Dovecot as a screen printer. I then went to Edinburgh College of Art to study tapestry.

Inspired by the patterns of nature,especially around animal eyes, I have woven a series recently, mainly cats and big cats.

Having found the Ashley Book of Knots at college, I have been working over the years to explore the sculptural quality of tying knots in woven strips.

I have always been interested in clothes and fabric and especially how they look on the human body. I weave figures using the way that the clothes drape and fall to make them look three dimensional and the technique that I use to finish them make them free standing.

I use all sorts of materials and enjoy the techniques of weaving very much indeed whether the pieces are life sized or miniature in scale.

Mid Lothian, UK
0131 553 7772
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