As part of the British Craft Pavilion this weekend at the Old Truman Brewery weaver Maria Sigma shows her homeware textiles. In the Elements Issue, she speaks about her zero waste philosophy, her love for wool as a material and how her work connects back to the earth…
‘I would say the most fundamental element in my work is the zero-waste philosophy and the use of natural materials,’ says weaver and textile designer Maria Sigma, who creates pieces for interiors and fashion from her London home studio using un-dyed or naturally dyed organic fibres.
The overarching ethos in her work is sustainability. ‘I’m trying to create the minimum of waste yarns – no unnecessary cuts and minimum use of machinery, energy and water,’ Sigma explains. The concept of reducing waste runs through her entire practice – from design to making and packaging. What started as a part of a university project has now become an intrinsic part of her work – one that Sigma says she relishes. ‘It’s a kind of challenge for me. It puts more limitations on my work – and I enjoy that.’
READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE