Jacqueline James
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Bio

Bio

I was born in Dumfries, Scotland UK and grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, USA.  I returned to live in the historic City of York in 1982.  From 1985 to 1988 I studied Woven Textile Design and Construction at Harrogate College of Art and Technology where I focused on rug weaving. 

In 1989 I established my weaving studio in York where I design and make one of a kind flat woven rugs and wall hangings for commission and exhibition.  Everything is made by hand on my large and sturdy Swedish floor loom.

I have exhibited my rugs throughout the UK.  My work is in public and private collections in the UK and North America.  Major commissions include weaving for Westminster Abbey, York Minster and The British Library.  

I particularly enjoy designing and weaving bespoke commissioned work from private clients, interior designers, architects and places of worship. My work experience also involves running textile-related workshops and arts residencies in schools, museums and galleries.  

In 1993 I was honoured to be given the Frink Award of Achievement, presented at the Women of the Year Lunch Event in London.  In 1997 I was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship.  In 1998 received a Theo Moorman Trust Bursary Award for Weaving.  

Receiving the Frink Award from Princess Margaret.

Receiving the Frink Award from Princess Margaret.