Contemporary textile artist Rachel John invented the process of mixing multiple strands of yarn with large wooden tools 10 years ago - and has been pushing the boundaries ever since to discover where this new way of crafting can take you. Rachel is designer, maker and inventor behind the extraordinary Extreme Textiles tools and techniques.
She uses between 3 and 150 strands to create fabulous carpets, throws, cushion covers and much more. All of which are made in one piece in a matter of hours and days, rather than weeks, months or years!
Rachel teaches her unique and innovative techniques such as Extreme Knitting, Extreme Crochet, Extreme Tunisian Crochet, Extreme Weaving, Extreme X-Stitch and Tapestry at her workshop in Bristol and around the UK.
Rachel's knitting needles and crochet hooks are unique and individually hand made in the UK. They can be used to make scarves, rugs, throws, curtains, cushion covers, your imagination is the only limit. The tools are coated with a natural hardwearing eco-friendly wax oil, which is safe and non-toxic. These tools and their finish improve with time and will last for generations.
E X T R E M E T E X T I L E S
by Rachel John