Debbie Rudolph is a Textile Designer-Maker with a bold approach to creating unique, individual textiles using traditional techniques. Colour and texture are used to create visually exciting textiles, which are both fresh and striking. The handwoven textiles are produced using a 50 year old, Swedish made ‘Lillstina’ loom.
After graduating from the Fashion and Textile Degree at Central St Martins London, she was awarded the TEXPRINT Innovation in Textiles Scholarship. Texprint promotes the UK’s most talented textile design graduates with the support of industry professionals worldwide.
Based in London, Debbie worked as a freelance Woven Textile Designer and sold her handwoven items through private sales, international trade fairs, exhibitions and galleries.
Debbie then went on to train as a Secondary School teacher at the University of London, she taught Art and Design and Textiles in Hackney, London for 10 years before relocating to Cornwall. During this period she was awarded winner of the ‘Teacher Project’ award by The University of the Arts London, which was presented to her by the Major of London and the Installation Artist Cornelia Parker.
After relocating to Cornwall, Debbie has continued her textile work and is now a member of The Cornwall Craft Association and sells her textile items through private sales and galleries. She has been featured in Period Living, MyCornwall, Western Morning News and Workbox Magazine. In addition to her own practice she delivers Weaving and Teaching Workshops from her weaving studio.
Photo by Anya Rice