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Rebecca Hiscock

Rebecca Hiscock sitting at a weaving loom

Textile designer

Rebecca Hiscock is a designer who specialises in creating home furnishings from hand-woven fabrics and jesmonite.

Circular woven artwork casting a shadow
Woven artwork
hands weaving a colourful piece of fabric on a loom
Hands weaving

What is it about your making skill that makes you enjoy it so much?

It's the process that I love so much. It teaches me patience and it's incredibly mindful. 

What does it mean to you personally and the way you live your life?

 I feel like I am part of something historic, and that I'm weaving in the footsteps of my ancestors. It means that I can also design in a modern, creative way whilst still practicing a traditional craft. 

 What has been your greatest making achievement?

 I think my greatest achievement so far has been my woven artwork for the Magistrates Association. I wove a thick, linen and woollen cloth inspired by the work of Elizabeth Fry.

 What is your favourite piece of equipment and why?

 My favourite piece of equipment is my weaving shuttle. It carries the yarn through the warp threads and is my trusty steed. 

 What is your favourite making website or blog and why?

Basket Club is my favourite so far as it is an example of 3D, modern product design that is made through traditional craft! 

What is your advice to a complete beginner who wants to have a go at your craft?

To be patient and never give up. Everyone is a student, respect the process.