Deborah White

Lecturer in Woven & Printed Textiles

Belfast School of Art

Belfast campus

2-24 York Street,
BT15 1AP,
Lecturer in Woven & Printed Textiles

Deborah White


Deborah White is an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded PhD researcher at the Belfast School of Art and a hand-loom damask weaver and designer of twenty-seven years.

She has woven for dignitaries and institutions across the globe, including Presidents Nelson Mandela and Mary Mc Aleese, HRH Prince Andrew and Herteford House, home of the famous Wallace Collection.

Her work has been recognised by The Heritage Crafts Association, The Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers and The Textile Society, while her PhD research has won awards from the Thomas Dammann Memorial Trust and The Irish Georgian Society's Desmond Guinness Scholarship.

She has published in 'History Ireland', TEXT and The Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers and has a paper due in the 'Riggisberg Berichte', the journal of the world-leading textile museum, the Abegg-Stiftung.

She is to give a paper on Irish linen damask at Kensington Palace's conference on the Georgian Court, which is designed to compliment their up-coming exhibition 'Crown to Couture'.