Eleanor Walker
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Eleanor Walker

WeaverManchester, United Kingdom
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Eleanor Walker
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Eleanor Walker

WeaverManchester, United Kingdom
About me
A curious handweaver. Interested in teaching, exploring, facilitating and sharing. Passionate about learning, nature and creating. Experienced in workshop design and delivery, operating and dressing various types of handlooms and project management. I'm interested in bringing together my textile skills with ideas about wellbeing, nature and education.
Projects
  • Symbiosis Stories
    Symbiosis StoriesA handwoven sensory book, telling the stories of five different symbiotic relationships on Earth. Created entirely of natural materials and hand sewn together with a soft, silk noil tops padding. It belongs in a bookcase to be read like any other book, offering more than a purely visual experience.
  • Wallace Sewell Live Brief
    Wallace Sewell Live BriefA collection of blanket samples designed to be cosy in texture and in colour. Inspired by Mark Rothko's warmer Colour Field Paintings. Created with lambs wool.
  • Mindful Spring Blanket
    Mindful Spring BlanketA fine merino wool handwoven blanket. Created by sewing five woven panels together by hand, drawing on the concept of 'hands on, minds off', slow textiles and mindfulness. Inspired by the word and feelings around 'hope', with fresh and bright colours, as a reminder of the times and seasons to come - of spring and summer, growth and warmth.
Work history
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    Sales & Bakery AssistantCompanio Bakery
    Manchester, United KingdomPart Time
    Customer service, food handling and preparation with level 2 food Hygiene certificate, cleaning, tidying and deliveries.
    Manchester School of Art logo
    Manchester School of Art logo
    The Nature of Wellbeing Workshop Co-Faciliator & Student AdvisorManchester School of Art
    Manchester, United KingdomPart Time
    Working as a co-facilitator and assistant to Charlotte Smithson (24 Design) on a university project called The Nature of Wellbeing. The project aims to connect students with nature and their own wellbeing, through biomimicry and discussion.
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Skills
  • Hand Weaving
  • Weaving
  • Workshop Delivery
  • Workshop Design
  • Creative Workshops
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • French
  • Project Management
  • Drawing
  • Design
Education
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    Manchester School of Art logo
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) Manchester School of Art
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    BA in Textiles in Practice, specialised in Weaving
Awards
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    Weaver ScholarshipThe Worshipful Company of Weavers
    Awarded a Weaver Scholarship for my final year of my BA in Textiles at Manchester School of Art.