Harriet Giles

I weave rugs in a range of designs that evolve to reflect the changing tastes and moods of our society. I adapt simple weave structures to become devices for showcasing color, enlarging the scale and using nature for color inspiration. Because my rugs are often ordered on a custom basis, I also work with my customers� palettes as well. The interplay of design, color, and woven structure gives each rug its integrity and individuality.

I am moving in a direction of greater sophistication in weave structure. Twills, Swedish Ripsmatta, and multi-harness block designs are finding their way into my repertoire. These offer more depth, texture, and intrigue without becoming too complex visually for a large item that will be integrated into a unique interior space.

Materials include cotton, wool, linen, and strips of cotton and wool fabric recycled from industry wastage when possible.