About Elizabeth Ashdown
One of only a few hand Passementerie artists working in the UK today, Elizabeth combines traditional and endangered craft skills with a contemporary aesthetic in order to create intriguing, energetic and playful art works.
Elizabeth’s studio is based at the City of London’s first contemporary weaving lab, The Experimental Weave Lab. Here Elizabeth creates work for a diverse range of clients, from working on bespoke artwork commissions for private collectors, to creating artworks for exhibitions. Elizabeth’s artworks can be found in numerous private and public collections throughout the UK and abroad.
Elizabeth is passionate about sharing the fascinating world of Passementerie through running Passementerie Masterclasses and talks throughout the UK and abroad - either in person or online.
Long Loop – close up detail
Hand woven silk artwork – close up detail