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I am an International Textile teacher, living in Kimpton, Hertfordshire, UK

Artist / Fibre / Fabric/ Designer-Maker/ Quilt maker / Felt Maker

My inspiration is taken from the natural world; the woodlands of the Chilterns where I have lived for 30 years and the coastlines that are enjoyed in all weathers for their changing vistas, mesmerising and sometimes dramatic waters. Since 2007 I have been returning to Australia to experience the rainforest and reef.

Creating colour on cloth is the starting point of my textiles, which often feature painted silk layered with felted wool fibres. Working with natural fibres invites a sympathetic response, learning from the different qualities in the fibres has an element of risk and exploration.

I regularly exhibit with the Contemporary Quilt Group of the Quilters Guild and have made monthly Journal Quilts since 2007.

Since March 2014 I have been the Regional Co-ordinator for Region 5 of the International Feltmakers Association (IFA). Feltmaking has become an increasingly important part of my creativity.

Go to the Profile page for inspiration themes and to The 2017 Portfolio for current work and developments in fabric and felt.
To see how I progress inspiration into a piece of work, go to the Work in Progress page.

7th to 8th Aug 2017 at
Missenden School of Creative Arts
Barbara is Tutoring
'Felt to Quilt'

Wool Fibres and silk cloth are exciting and luxurious to work with. With minimal equipment and the most basic skills a sumptuous fine cloth can be created. Explore colour and texture with an element of spontaneity. We will learn to lay the finest layers of wool fibre and the technique of wool lamination, where wool is used to manipulate fine silks. The resulting cloth is a delight to stitch.

For full details click either picture

Herts Open Studios

The September issue of Hertfordshire Life Magazine featured the Herts Open Studios and highlighted the work of four artists - one of them Barbara.

Barbara and four other Kimpton artists, Sandra Berti, Jenny Taylor, Di King and Tim Edwards held their open studios, 'Art in Kimpton', in the Dacre Rooms, Kimpton High Street, on the 24th & 25th September.

Hertfordshire Open Studios happens every September, however, Barbara is happy to welcome visitors to her studio at other times by arrangement.


Don't Miss...

  • Latest gallery Journal Quilts theme for 2017 is here, together with new ventures in Felt here.

All the images displayed on this site are of original artwork by Barbara Weeks (unless otherwise stated). If used elsewhere she should be credited and would appreciate being informed!
A number of pieces displayed in the Portfolios are for sale.

If you would like to discuss the possible purchase of a piece please contact Barbara. Barbara welcomes enquiries regarding commissions.
Site maintained by Les Weeks (les@barbaraweeks.com)