The Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers has been in existence since 1990 and aims to be a valuable resource for both young and experienced weavers. The Trustees want to ensure that the grants that are made enable individual weavers to maintain a high standard of work, and through this, to promote weaving as an art form. Often a small grant can make all the difference at a key stage of development, by allowing time to think through ideas, train in a particular technique, or through the provision of a physical space or equipment. Short-listed applicants are interviewed, so that they can talk through their work in detail with Trustees. Full details of the application process can be found on the grants page.
The Trust was established in 1985 by Theo Moorman MBE (1907-1990) and came into operation on her death. Theo herself gained a degree of financial independence in the early fifties which gave her the chance to spend a year experimenting in the production of richly textured fabrics and brocades. It is perhaps this experience, combined with her generosity to younger weavers, that led her to establish the Trust.
Images of her work as well as a summary of her life may be found on the Theo Moorman page.
Bobbie Cox - tapestry weaver
Sue Hiley Harris - sculptor weaver
Alison Morton - linen weaver
Jacy Wall - tapestry weaver