Having briefly and rather reluctantly learned to weave at age 18, Jason Collingwood returned to the discipline 6 years later, setting up his own workshop in 1986 in Nayland, Suffolk, UK. (The intervening years were spent pursuing a largely unsuccessful career as a pop star.)
Over the last 26 years, Jason has woven to commission somewhere in the region of 2000 rugs. These have been mostly for private individuals, though also for some corporate clients. Jason also has worked with numerous architects and interior designers.
In addition to designing and weaving, Jason spends 3 – 4 months each year teaching at various art schools in North America, Australia and Europe. This has led to the Collingwood brand of rug wool, available in the USA, as well as instructional DVD’s and publications.