Judi Archer

Handcrafted British Textile Design

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Bristol, England 07811266469

Judi Archer is a British designer committed to celebrating pattern, colour and beautifully crafted textiles for interiors. Her approach to design is instinctive and experimental, drawing inspiration from her fascination for Japanese block prints and Scandinavian arts and crafts. Dedicated to creating beautiful products, she is a designer, screen printer, and rug tufter too! Judi Archer's work can be enjoyed both for comfort and for visual appeal in your home. Judi offers a range of cushions, footstool, and wall pieces designed and made in Bristol using a hand-tufting process.

Our products/services

Textile design, cushions and soft furnishings, footstools.

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Story and ethos

An exploration in texture! Judi Archer, textile designer and maker explores colour and form in her work whilst using texture to bring another dimension to her unique designs. Judi’s formative working years were spent in the Belgian textile industry, learning from generations of Flemish weavers. Travelling extensively her influences come from far and wide, but her love of simplicity and geometric forms is clearly rooted in Northern European modernism and Japanese minimalism. After many years as one half of award winning contemporary furniture design company, Archer and Co. Judi decided to re-energise her design process by completing an MA in Multidisciplinary Print Design. Ironically, this creative journey led her back to her roots in constructed textiles. Much of her research was centred around sustainability, in the textile industry and its relationship with craft.

Taking inspiration from ancient Japanese crafts such as Boro Boro, Judi started to re-purpose textiles and augment them with texture, such as tufting. This led to her fascination with the ancient and disappearing craft of tufting. Both the physical and meditative process enthralled Judi, and led to her embracing this craft, and making it her principal technique for her homeware designs.

Judi makes her cushions, pouffes, and art pieces all by hand herself, in her studio in Bristol, England. Sustainability and provenance are fundamental to her work, so she carefully sources her natural yarns, with colours and material specific to each project. She then sews and hand finishes each piece herself. All of her creations are beautiful, tactile, and lovingly crafted to be enjoyed and cherished in your home.

Judi is a member of the Craft Council Directory, and supporter of Anti Copying in Design (ACID).

Reviews

Delighted to welcome Judi Archer

5.0 rating
21 June 2022

We’re excited to welcome Judi Archer to the Blue Patch collective. Her designs are brilliant and her approach to materials and hand-making outstanding.

Jane

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