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Lady Dyson creates at least one themed carpet collection every year and receives commissions from all around the world – from individuals, designers and architects. Inspiration is discovered and never sought, as natural as it always has been for Deirdre. With her small professional team, Deirdre’s concepts, sketches and paintings are developed in to beautifully hand-crafted carpets.
It is a fascinating blend of art and process, of ancient skill and new technology. Quality – colour matching over 5,000 different hues of pure Tibetan wool and Chinese silk. The skills of the makers – are everything. You can find a comprehensive selection of works that are an inspiration for any visitor at her contemporary London gallery and the recently opened second gallery in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris.
Through their charitable foundation, Deirdre and James support art, design and technology education – both institutions and individuals. She is a trained soprano and has made the vocal leap from choral works to opera.
Each year, Deirdre hosts a charity evening of opera, which raises funds for medical research charities; one of her paintings hangs in the pioneering Neonatal Care Unit at Bath’s Royal United Hospital, with another underway for its cancer unit, a cause they have long supported.