Madeleine Jude is our weaver within the Homefront maker collective. Madeleine’s work takes you on a journey, not only around the world, but with some added time hopping too. Since completing a two-year diploma in 2013 at the Handweavers Studio in North London, Madeleine has been producing fine artistry through her weaving using materials ranging from soft Scottish lambswool to Swedish cotton, and often creating her own natural dyes. Madeleine’s throwshark back to patterns and inspiration from old, from all over the world. Her work is inspired by Moorish floor tiles, ancient Near Eastern ziggurats and Art Deco, through to North Americancoverlets, and closer to home with traditional Welsh blanket making, and traditional Scandinavian designs.
Madeleine has a specific interest in heritage within her work, and is influenced by her own family heritage in the Lancashire textile industries. Highly active amidst the London Guild of Weavers it is clear that Madeleine’s feel for heritage extends to the ancient also, having recently written about the Bronze Age textiles discovered by archaeologists at Must Farm, Norfolk. Furthermore, she continues to inspire and be inspired by ancient techniques frequently promoting and participating in demonstrations and events such as those held at heritage education centres around the country.
Madeleine is concerned about sustainability and the environment and this is reflected in her appreciation of older low-tech techniques and materials - even through her hand spinning and dyeing of wool with natural ingredients from her garden, producing a beautiful natural colour wheel that will then be heavily incorporated into her work. Madeleine has four different types of loom in her studio to achieve the very detailed desired affect within her work.
Homefront has a range of her work in beautiful colours and patterns, coupled with aesthetically appealing geometrics of dark and light shades of the same colour. Her work has frequently been exhibited and also featured in interior magazines, such asHouse Beautiful and Interiors. We are delighted to stock Madeleine’s stunning work.