Since 1997 Ptolemy Mann has been running her own textile art and design studio which she established after graduation from Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art. Her distinctive approach to hand-dyeing and weaving wall-based, architectural, art works has become the basis for a modern-day Bauhaus philosophy of product and art making underpinned with intelligent colour theory. This approach brings her work together across a wide range of applications, both commercial and creative. Inspired by her signature Ikat technique and bold use of colour, Mann has developed a collection of commercial textile designs for furnishing fabrics and fashion. She has also designed her own collection of pile and flatweave rugs manufactured by RUGMAKER. Many of her products are created collaboratively with specialist companies and suppliers in limited editions; these include lampshades, bed linen, furniture, cushions and throws. Collaborators include the fashion designer Eloise Grey, RUGMAKER, Ercol Furniture, Copper and Silk, Linenhouse and Studio Levien. In March 2011 she was awarded with the Homes and Gardens Best Fabric Designer Award. Her Gelim Collection of flatweave rugs utilizes a specific technique of weaving and dyeing which involves dip dyeing the weft threads of wool and then careful placement on the loom within the woven structure of the rug. Bold ‘colourfield’ designs which are equally modern and timeless. For a chance to win one of Ptolemy Mann's Grey Aqua Gelim Flatweave rugs, make sure to enter our 12 days of Christmas competition. ENTER FOR OUR COMPETITIONS HERE Winners will be announced on 6 January. www.ptolemymann.com This rug, Grey Aqua (120 x 180cm) expresses this technique clearly; woven in the finest quality 100% New Zealand Wool in India it will bring a unique sense of colour and light into your home. Finished with Ptolemy’s signature band of stripes, this rug is completely reversible and supplied with underlay - it will lay perfectly flat and stay in place - for many years to come.