ASF Weave

ASF Weave (The Ann Sutton Foundation) was an international weave, design, research and development centre of excellence.

This pioneering initiative, at the forefront of British woven textiles, aimed to broaden the understanding and utilisation of woven materials beyond fashion and interiors, to fields such as engineering, health and communications.

ASF Weave, a charitable trust with international patrons and advisors, was set up in September 2001. Projects for industry, science, art and education were explored by the Director, the Executive Group and a team of award winning weave designers chosen from the most exciting new talent. ASF Weave helped forward-thinking companies in the textile industry to stand out from the competition by providing highly creative designs to enhance their products, thereby raising the profile and design quality of woven textiles in this country and beyond.

Press Coverage


24 July 2004
Interview with Katherine Sevilla in Jobs & Money


11 June 2002
Large colour image by Roger Bamber “Looming Large: Wonders of the woven world go on show at new research centre”

The Times

June 2002
Feature by Simon Tait, with two images

National magazines and specialist coverage

Journal of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers

June 2005
Articles on Yoko Hatakeyama, Alice Hedley and Katherine Sevilla, fellows of ASF

December 2004
Article by Katherine Sevilla, fellows of ASF, on her Nepalese project

June 2004
Small feature

June 2002
FRONT COVER, feature, with image

International Textiles

June 2004
Small feature

July 2002
Feature, with four images


June 2004
Article with five images featuring the fashion show, June Trends.

August 2004
Article, with twelve images, by Joyce Thornton (and catwalk report)

April 2002
Feature by Philippa Watkins


September 2004
Feature, with two images

Crafts Magazine

Autumn 2002
Profile on Ann Sutton with photographs; and Review with photographs of WEAVE, the inaugural exhibition of ASF Fellows at City Gallery, Leicester

Autumn 2001
Feature on setting up of ASF

Textile View

April 2002
Small feature by Philippa Watkins

Local and regional


13 June 2002
Double page spread, with six images

Sussex Life

June 2002
Feature, with two images

West Sussex Gazette

9 September 2004
Feature, with four images, by Phil Hewitt

13 June 2002
Feature, with images

Chichester Observer Magazine

11 July 2002
FRONT COVER and double page centre spread, with images

County Life

July 2002
Feature, with images

South Coast Magazine

Summer 2004
Feature in inaugural issue


BBC TV South

11 June 2002
Feature on ASF launch showing Fellows at work, studio and textiles in exhibition. Interview with Linda Fredericks, Director, and Margo Selby, Fellow


BBC Radio 4: Woman’s Hour

February 2003
Feature at ASF studio including interviews with Linda Fredericks, Director, and the Fellows

BBC Radio Southern Counties

10-11 June 2004
Two features recorded from ASF studio

6 June 2002
Interview with Linda Fredericks

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