Weaving Linen

Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7DY, UK   View map

Tutor: Riitta Sinkkonen Davies


Event Details

Riita is frfom Finland but has lived for the last 30 years in south-west Wales. She was commissioned to weave the fine linen fabric used to make the rochet worn by the present Archbishop of Canterbury during his ordination and has recreated historic fabrics for several museums including the National Trust's Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre in Suffolk, the Jorvik Viking Centre in York and the Shakespeare Birth-Place Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon. In 2000 Riitta was a recipient of the Theo Moorman Trust Award.


This course taught techniques for managing and handling linen on the loom. More information about Riitta is available at www.rasdavies.co.uk