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About us

Katharine Swailes tapestry, Glyphs

Weftfaced is a small artist led atelier in the heart of Sussex keeping the craft of hand woven tapestry and hand crafted costume thriving. Established in 2013 by Caron Penney the workshop has been making tapestries to commission for artists from British abstract painter, Gillian Ayres RA to the artist and musician Martin Creed. Weftfaced stands for quality, individuality and exquisitely crafted textiles which offer longevity and uniqueness. 


Together with Master Weaver and Costumier Katharine Swailes, Weftfaced has a background in contemporary and traditional textiles, while sharing a special interest in the fine arts. Penney trained at Middlesex University and coupled this with twenty years experience at the West Dean Tapestry Studio.


In 2014 Weftfaced collaborated with the Campaign for Wool and the Alan Cristea Gallery to make the Gillian Ayres tapestry ‘Tirra Lirra’, as part of the ‘Wool Interiors Collection’ exhibited at Southwark Cathedral. 


It is hoped that this website will serve as a resource to weavers, artists, designers, interior designers, architects, and clients both corporate and private.

To enquire about a new project please email

Yarns and threads for Martin Creed commission
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