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Weaving Demo and Display by Christabel Balfour

part of Make! A Season of Contemporary Craft

weaving with Christabal Balfour handmade rug with wool

Watch Christabel Balfour weave an inspired rug design in the Barbican Shop.

Inspired by our Yto Barrada exhibition in the Curve Gallery, Christabel will be weaving a rug throughout a five–day residency in the Barbican Shop. The final piece will be displayed in store, alongside a showcase of her beautiful handwoven wall-hangings and rugs.


Opening Hours

  • Fri 11 May: 11am–7pm
  • Sat 12 May: 11am–7pm
  • Sun 13 May: 3–7pm.


photo of tapestry weaver christy balfour weaving in her studio

How to: weaving with Christabel Balfour

In the first of our series of 'How to' workshops focussing on traditional crafts, tapestry weaver Christabel Balfour invites us in her South London studio for a weaving demonstration.

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Designer Profile: Emma Johnson

Brighton-based ceramicist and designer Emma Johnson is the latest maker to be showcased in the Barbican Shop as part of our Makers initiative. 

We catch up with Emma to find out more about her work and her Barbican range.

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