Elizabeth Ashdown MA RCA is one of the last remaining Passementerie craftspeople working in the UK today. Working from her studio in London, she creates contemporary, hand woven artworks using the endangered craft of Passementerie. Elizabeth combines traditional craft skills with a contemporary aesthetic in order to create intriguing and playful art works for a variety of clients. Elizabeth's book 'Passementerie handcrafting contemporary trimmings, fringes, tassels and more' will be published by Schiffer in January 2024.
'My role as an artist is not only to respect my traditional craft of Passementerie, but to unleash its potential. One way I do this is through teaching others about this fascinating, rare and endangered craft.'
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