Kay Balmforth

Contact Information

kaybalmforth@gmail.com http://www.safi-handweaving.co.uk Manaton textiles Teignbridge

Kay Balmforth Bio

I handweave a variety of textiles in my weaving studio on Dartmoor and sometimes dye my yarns first with indigo. I learned to weave in the 1980s at Dartington and subsequently set up Devon Weavers Workshop (near Ashprington, Totnes) with six other weavers from that course. It has been an amazing success - we weave, teach beginners and run advanced weaving courses taught by tutors from around the world.

I sell my work during Devon Weavers Workshop events - from our stand at the Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey and at Birdwood House during the Christmas season. I am also a member of Manaton Makers who take part annually in Devon Open Studios. This year we will back at Ullacombe Barn Gallery near Bovey Tracey in September.

Kay Balmforth Work