About Leto & Ariadne

Leto & Ariadne is the studio label of the handweaver Nick Ozanne, who works on traditional woodframed looms to create tactile, useable fabrics which feel beautiful against the skin. All work is done by hand, from the initial winding of the warp, the complete weaving process and the fine detail of the finishing, to create unisex collections of silk scarves that Selvedge magazine described as allowing the wearer to ‘reconnect with a lost sense of Englishness’. Scarves are supplied with striking giftboxes tied with satin ribbon and inside the boxes the silk lies encased in crisp white tissue. Nick strives to provide not only a long lasting product, but also a memorable and pleasurable experience of opening the box and unwrapping the scarf for the first time.

Originally training at the Winchester School of Art, Nick graduated in 1999 with a BA (Hons) degree in woven textiles. He founded Leto & Ariadne in 2009 and relocated to the Cotswolds the following year where he now weaves from a studio in a re-purposed mill complex. His work has won numerous awards and been featured in publications such as Selvedge, Craft & Design and Country Life. He is also a member of several professional craftsmen organisations.


June 2013
Excellence in Textiles Award
Selvedge Magazine

December 2012
New Business Award

July 2012
Jubilee Craft Award – Established Maker
The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire

June 2012
The Balvenie Masters of Crafts Award
Finalist in the Textiles category

April 2012
Best Newcomer Award
(Highly Commended)
Craft & Design Magazine

April 2012
Selected Awards – Silver
Craft & Design Magazine

October 2009
1st Prize in the UKTI Export Award


1996 – 1999
BA (Hons) Fashion & Textiles
Winchester School of Art

1994 – 1995
National Diploma of foundation studies.
Euclid Street Art School, Swindon.

Professional Memberships

Injection - A programme for established makers Crafts Council

2015 – 2016
Crafts Council


Society of Designer Craftsmen

Since 2014

MSDC – Full Member
Society of Designer Craftsmen


Gloucestershire Guild Of Craftsmen

Since 2013

Full member
Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen

2010 – 2013
Associate member
Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen