Anna Champeney and Lluis Grau, your hosts

Your hosts
Anna's soft handwoven blankets and baby blankets Anna's soft handwoven blankets and baby blankets are hand-dyed using natural plant dyes and are limited edition.

Anna Champeney (born in Norfolk, England).
I am a handweaver and natural dyer. I work exclusively with linen and wool, to create textiles to wear and textiles for interiors. I am particularly interested in working with traditional techniques and designs and developing them along contemporary lines. My work is often limited edition and ranges from linen handtowels to woollen blankets and scarves and shawls.

For me, making textiles and textile research go hand in hand. I have been researching Galician folk textiles since 1995 and this feeds into my own design and direction.

I also have experience as a freelance writer, researcher and exhibitions organiser. As such I also work on projects to encourage craft both in the UK and in Spain. I am a member of the Online Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.

Lluis with bres and desca baskets Lluis with bres and desca baskets, endangered basketry forms of the Spanish and French Pyrenees, split hazel and chestnut.

Lluis Grau (born in Catalunya, Spain)
I am a basketmaker and basketry teacher with over 20 years' experience and have taught basketry in Spain, France and the UK. I specialise in rural Catalan basketry and the wood strip basketry of northern Spain and work with willow and wood (hazel, chestnut....). I am a member of the British Basketmakers´ Association and the Catalan Basketmakers´ Association.

I also work to commission to create made-to-measure baskets for kitchens and bathrooms, wood baskets etc.

Tel. from UK 0034 988 20 74 04, or (mobile) 0034 669 600 620.
Anna Champeney, Cristosende 76,   32765 A Teixeira, Ourense, Galicia, Spain.