Riitta Sinkkonen Davies

by | Jul 1, 2024

I was born in Finland, where I first learned to weave as a child with my grandmother. Later on, I studied for a BA in woven textiles. Since moving to Britain, I have worked producing my own work for sale and to commission.

Flax and linen have always been an important part of my work, even if I use other fibres as well. I have grown a small plot of flax in my garden for over 30 years. In addition to private commissions, I have been involved in recreating many historic linen fabrics for several museums around the country. I also wove the fine linen fabric used to make the rochet worn by Rowan Williams during his ordination as Archbishop of Canterbury.

I teach spinning and weaving both in my workshop and for various guilds and other groups.

I am a member of the Makers Guild in Wales, and my work can be seen at their gallery Craft in the Bay in Cardiff.