Game Line Cushion in Charcoal

Louisa Loakes
£180
Made from natural linen, Game Line Cushion in Charcoal is part of a stunning new collection by textile artist, Louisa Loakes, inspired by the history and legacy of the Little Gallery founded by craft patron Muriel Rose, and the pioneers of the Arts and Crafts Movement that Rose championed including Phyllis Barron, Dorothy Larcher and Enid Marx.
Inspiring Louisa’s new collection is the significant role the Little Gallery played in our current understanding and appreciation of craft. Founded by Muriel Rose and situated just off Sloane Square, London, it gave a space for craft makers’ work to be celebrated. Existing only between 1928 to 1939 it was ahead of its time, actively blurring the lines between craft and art. Paying homage to those that were included in its curation over the years, Louisa draws on the patterns, palette and spirit of block print artists Phyllis Barron, Dorothy Larcher and Enid Marx, that would have been shown alongside the likes of Bernard Leach and Hans Coper.
Material: Natural Linen
Dimensions: Height: 40cm, Width: 50cm
Care Instructions: Wash with care. Cool hand wash using mild soap only.
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Process

Louisa employs the technique of block printing that involves transferring designs and patterns onto fabric using a hand-carved wooden block. The block is covered in dye and then pressed onto the fabric to create a pattern over the surface. Louisa works within a strong and limited palette for her collections, only adding sewn dots or handpainted flecks as careful accents.
Game Line Cushion in Charcoal
The Maker Louisa Loakes Textile Artist - South East England

Louisa Loakes is a textile artist based in Peckham, London, specialising in printmaking and the traditional block printing. Louisa trained as a painter at Wimbledon School of Art. Her art continues to feed her hand-block print patterns through harmony of line, form and composition. Louisa takes inspiration from various cultures, including th -block printing heritage of Northern India. Louisa collaborates with her partner and furniture maker William Waterhouse on exclusive pieces for The New Craftsmen.