Rare Thread is the amalgamation of Laura Miles' WOVEN Studio and Kirsty McDougall Woven Textiles, together with designers Ruth Greany, Stephanie Rolph, Sophia Fenlon and Hannah Auerbach George.
Rare Thread have over 35 years combined experience in industry and specialise in weaving and has collaborated with fashion industry actors to create custom motifs on Jacquard and Dobby looms as well as by hand in the style of tapestry. Their technical knowledge of the structural limits of weaving allow them to experiment and innovate with materials for textile development, delighting couture houses in search of the latest creations.
At the same time, the workshop can produce small-scale series in varied and uncommon formats - tweeds, furs, feathers, handpainted vinyl upholstery - sometimes deliberately aged. Combined with other experimental techniques in brushing, varnishing, washing and so on, they can provide perpetually surprising results.