Roby Workshop is the multi-disciplinary craft studio of textile artist Wendy Roby. Inspired by the Brutalist buildings of my childhood, I make geometric, contemporary textile art using screenprinting, embroidery, cut work and appliqué techniques. I try to incorporate and repurpose as many humble, vintage or waste materials into my practice as possible.

My first solo exhibition ‘Materials, Markmaking & Minimalism’ – incorporating both artwork and products developed in my studio – launches on January 29th 2022, at Arc Arts Centre, Stockport. The exhibition will run for six weeks and includes free workshops, giant embroidery for children and the opportunity to spend some mindful time adding your own stitches to a collaborative artwork of minimalist embroidery.

In the course of exploring new materials in the workshop, I often discover construction techniques or textile treatments that can be applied to practical objects. When that happens, I make a small edit of jewellery, accessories and apparel available for purchase. To find out when the next batch drops, follow me on instagram here. 

Roby Workshop is based in Houldsworth Mill, Reddish. If you would like to visit or enquire about a purchase, commission, collaboration or exhibition, drop me a line on [email protected] or message me on Instagram.