Life and Loom is a community based textile studio and healing arts space which brings together a group of textile artists with individuals who have complex support needs, including learning disability, autism and mental health conditions.
We work with the belief that the transforming of natural materials such as wool into useful objects can have a profound impact on the development of a person. We work with a variety of traditional skills; for example, carding, spinning, dying, weaving, felting and sewing to co-produce textile pieces which are then developed into products to sell. We aim to use these creative products as a platform to alter public attitudes and normalise the place of people with complex needs in society.
We offer handmade products, freestyle art weaving sessions, custom project sessions, workshops, bespoke workshops, commissions and craft socials to the general public. We are a not-for-profit organisation and all income goes towards realising our vision.
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