India Copley


India Copley is a textile designer and maker based in London, carefully crafting forms and textural surfaces to explore and blur the boundaries between art and craft.

For her textile pieces, her practice centres on the craft of hand-tufting using a pneumatic gun. This is a weaving process in which yarn is pushed through a canvas backing to create a tufted pile. India draws with wool in an explorative and playful manner, transforming her ideas into tangible textile pieces.

She makes her pieces by hand, using step-by-step techniques and natural materials. Quality is paramount because her pieces are intended to be seen and felt, and to last.

Drawing, collaging and painting are all vital tools within India’s process. The proportions and compositions she creates inform the outcome of her tufted pieces, where her lively exploration of colour and shape collides with a piece’s physical qualities.