Louise Martin


About Louise Martin

Drawn to the art from a young age, Louise completed her art foundation on the Isle of Man, before moving onto Middlesex University. During a degree in Constructed Textiles she was introduced to weaving, tapestry and knit. Of these the freedom of expression and techniques in tapestry offered the greatest appeal. Graduating with 1st class Hons, Louise moved on to a Masters in Applied Art at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.

In her early post graduate years Louise completed periods of studio weaving as well as residencies in India, Egypt and Dumfries. 2002 saw her begin a decades work as senior weaver on the Unicorn project, based at Stirling Castle.

Louise has since travelled widely as teacher and speaker. Periods of residency abroad continue to be pivotal with her own work. Spaces with which to be static, to absorb and respond; Mongolia, Iceland, Turkey and Finland. Exploration being central, rather than preconceived results.

If you are interested in buying a tapestry or booking Louise to give a talk or workshop, then please contact her on 01857 677 590 or email tapestrylou@hotmail.com.