Bapple and JoJo
Bapple and JoJo is moving into a new dedicated Studio space! Visitors are welcome and you can find me at: Studio 5, Marcelle House, 6 Marshill, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, FK10 1 AB
If you want to drop by, please get in touch on the usual mobile number: 07564940613 so I can get the kettle on....
New courses available - please go to the Workshops 2018 Page. Courses will be posted as soon as they are finalised.
Bapple and JoJo is the home of beautiful and intricate sustainably created textiles. Gill Curwen, founder of Bapple and JoJo, has been creating sustainable textiles for a number of years, after completing an honours degree in the design of carpets and interior floorcoverings. She uses traditional and historical rag rug making techniques and recycled materials to create very non-traditional textile pieces - each one unique.
She practices and teaches a wide variety of techniques including traditional 'hooky' and 'proddy' but specialises in a very rare technique called 'Standing Wool' or 'Quillie' rug making - a technique of rag rug making of which she is one of only 2 professional practitioners in the UK at this time
Her work is the result of combining her interests in photography, the natural world and sustainable living/recycling and consequently has very little environmental impact in terms of resource and energy usage - contributing instead to the conscious choice to 'reduce, reuse, recycle - or in this case 'upcycle'.......
Originally from the beautiful county of Cumbria in Northern England, home of the English Lake District, Gill is now based in Clackmannanshire - otherwise known as 'the wee county' - just outside the historic city of Stirling.
All pieces are individually made by hand - no machinery is involved at any stage of the process. All materials are recycled or sustainably sourced and work is created using 'pre-loved' tools and vintage rug making frames. All pieces are unique to you and commissions are welcomed - just contact me for a design quote.
I can also supply Rug Making Frames and Tools - made locally to order. Just contact me to discuss your requirements.
Bapple and JoJo - ethical and sustainable - made with love and care........