Showcasing Scottish textiles at Collect 2020

5 Mar 2020

Craft Scotland selected Araminta Campbell as one of 8 Scottish makers to exhibit with them at Collect 2020. The exhibition opened in Somerset House on the 27th of February and ran until Sunday the 1st of March.

Held at Somerset House in London, Collect is an international art fair for modern craft and design. Showcasing the innovative work of talented craftspeople from around the world, we were delighted to be selected for the curated exhibit hosted by Craft Scotland.

This involved the work of 7 other Scottish craftspeople, including ceramics by Jonathan Wade and Mella Shaw, handmade furniture by Angus Ross and sculptural jewellery by Naomi Mcintosh.

Our handwoven kingsize bed throws, made in our Edinburgh studio from undyed British alpaca.

We were showing our Signature handwoven textiles, all made in our Edinburgh studio as one-of-a-kind artworks. We took the opportunity to display our super-king handwoven blankets, which were created using a complex double weave technique and took over three weeks to make.

Araminta and the other makers during the Craft Scotland exhibition opening. Photograph by Claudia Rocha

It was a beautifully curated exhibition and wonderful to see the work of other amazing craftspeople from Scotland. The common themes of craftsmanship, respect for materials and inspiration found in the Scottish landscape was a thread that tied this diverse work together.

You can read a review of the exhibit here.