Margo Selby is a woven textile designer.
Her first memory of textiles was at the age of six when her grandmother showed her how to crochet. She trained at Chelsea College of Art and Design and then at The Royal College of Art, graduating in 2001. She then worked at The Ann Sutton Foundation, a pioneering research centre for woven textiles where Margo was one of the founding fellows working on projects for industry, alongside developing her own work. At the end of her fellowship, Margo launched her first collection, with the help of a development award from The Crafts Council.
Margo’s innovative combination of hand-woven structures with industrial machinery, creating unique 3-dimensional fabrics have become her trademark and are now coveted contemporary classics. Since launching the business, Margo has rapidly become recognised as a pioneer within contempoary textiles winning numerous craft and design awards and being involved with high profile design projects such as Eureka with Design Nations and Hidden Art Select. She has recently produced exclusive scarves for the Tate and National Galleries and also launched a range of home products for Habitat.
Margo works from her stylish design store in central London – she continues to develop and produce work in her basement, alongside a 24-shaft dobby loom. She recently featured as a mentor on the BBC2 series, Mastercrafts.
Margo continues to offer support and inspiration to young designers and is a regular visitor to the BA (Hons) Textile Design course at the College.