Senior Technician weave, The Fashion & Textiles Institute

Wendy Kotenko is senior technician for weave on the textile design programme. She has an MA in Textile Design, specializing in weave. Wendys MA study included a one year exchange to Okinawa prefectural University of Arts in Japan. Research in Japan included traditional hand weaving in Okinawa, the native natural dyes of Okinawa and the use of paper and the native Ramie plant fibre for weaving. She currently designs and makes hand woven and Jacquard woven textiles and is a member of the Cornwall crafts association and the textile society. Wendy has recently exhibited work at the Scythia textile art exhibition in the Ukraine and won the Bristol cloth textile design competition in 2015. Latest projects include the spinning, weaving and dyeing of Alpaca fibre.

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Contact details

Telephone 01326 370453


Honors and awards

Year Description
2015 Winner of the Bristol cloth textile design competition
2012 Commendation award: woven textile for interiors, Bradford textile society competition.
2012 Learning support excellence award, Falmouth University
2011 Commendation award: woven textile for interiors, Bradford textile society competition.

Professional Engagement

Independent professional practice

Member of the Cornwall crafts. Handwoven and jacquard woven work on display at Trelissick and Trelowarren galleries.

Social, community and cultural engagement

January 2018: weaving demonstration,  sustainable clothing futures symposium, SHS, University of Exeter
September 2017: weaving demonstration Newquay community orchard autumn fayre.
March 2016: weaving workshop and talk, (part of the indigo and natural dyeing workshop week) Duchy of Cornwall nurseries, Lostwithiel, (organised by Sian Cornish and sponsored by selvedge magazine)