Paula Armstrong
tapestry weaving, mixed media textiles, textile art
Mainly tapestry weaving, braiding, and other mixed media textiles. Small and miniature wall hangings, and some fashion accessories and wearable art.

My tapestry weaving draws on two main areas of continuing interest:  the detailed structure of plants, especially trees; and the constructed textile techniques of ancient non-European cultures which can be assimilated into tapestry weaving. These latter, incorporated into my weaving provide the background for a strong tactile element to my work.  For me it is the ideal medium for fusing colour, texture and form into a well-crafted art object. Colour is sympathetic to the subject matter rather than a literal representation of it. My weaving is also informed by extensive practice in needlepoint and professional ecclesiastical embroidery.

Exhibitions over last 10 years

  • 2011 Saffron Walden Open Studios
  • 2005 – 2013 yearly: Essex Craft Society Annual “Artists in Action” weekend
  • 2015. Group show Handweavers Studio, London
  • 2015 and 2016 Group shows with BTG London subgroup at Hepsibah Gallery, Hammersmith, London
  • 2014. Association of the Guilds of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers, (WSD) National Exhibition
  • 2010, 2013 and 2016:Triennial exhibitions of the Cambridgeshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers,

Current memberships: 

British Tapestry Group (BTG)

Cambridgeshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers

Professional articles

Exhibition Review Tapestry Weaver 2015.  Fleece to Fibre: A personal Perspective

The Journal (of WSD) Issue 260.  The Peruvian Textiles Study Group