Haptic & Hue was set up by Jo Andrews. She is a weaver of stories and cloth. She spent many years as a senior reporter and political correspondent for a British television network. Twenty years ago, she went to live in New Zealand and thought: “30 million sheep can’t be wrong – I need to learn to weave.” She went to night-school in Wellington where she was taught by Desiree Paterson and later by Janet Phillips in the UK.
She has been weaving since then, and now owns a small herd of 4 looms, which can be found in a studio in Dorset. She has exhibited and sold her work in a number of places and had a solo exhibition, called Dreaming in Colour, at Matthew Burt’s showroom in Hindon, Wiltshire.
She creates cloth largely with natural fibres: wool, cotton, silk, and linen, and weaves stories about the role textiles play in our lives and the impact they have had on our economies and cultures.