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Hand woven cover, including cushion in sale.
18cm x 47cm
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Please allow 2 to 3 weeks from order
About Mavy Burden
Mavy would be taken into local mills as a girl at weekends and holidays in Gateshead. Her earliest memories are of clattering shuttles and machinery, mingled with smells of yarns and oil. Weaving became embedded in her life from an early age. Mavy studied for an MA (textile design) in Germany, returning to work in the factory design department: continuing to learn from weaving specialists and designers (including encouragement from Bernat Klein).
Mavy set up shop “Shuttle” in Newcastle, and subsequent exposure of her work, led to exhibiting it at the Edinburgh Festival. Commercial outlets were set up in Denmark; New York; and privately by commissions from individuals and businesses in the UK and abroad.
40 years on and following a move to Aylsham, Mavy has developed a tartan based on predominant colours of the locality – now adopted by the Town Council this tartan is now registered with the Scottish Register of Tartans.