Cassandra Sabo is an award-winning woven textile designer celebrated for her experimentation with traditional craft techniques and materials. She is passionate about exploring unusual combinations of both traditional and contemporary materials with traditional craft practices. She explores handweaving, basketweaving, knotting and felting to create unexpected handwoven textiles, art, lighting and fashion accessories.
Originally from Canada, Cassandra moved to London to study textile design, earning a 1st from Central Saint Martins in woven textiles in 2011. In 2012 she was awarded the Cockpit Arts/ Clothworker’s Foundation award for her experimental fibre optic graduate collection which enabled her to launch her career as an independent woven textile designer. Her work has since been featured in magazines such as Koel, Ox Magazine and Modern Rustic by Country Living, she has been interviewed by BBC Radio Oxford for her participation in social enterprise Makespace Oxford and is working in partnership with The Campaign for Wool in support of #woolweek.
Working from her studio in central Oxford, Cassandra draws on her previous studies in engineering, her passion for architectural structures and the fluidity of the natural world to create original 2D and 3D handwoven textiles. She is continually researching new technologies, processes and materials to combine with her knowledge of traditional techniques to create exciting new textiles, products, art and lighting for luxury interior settings.