Degree Show 2013

Inspired by Japanese art, Scandinavian design and Bauhaus theories on form and composition I have created a collection of woven textiles for interiors. Using a fresh palette of blues and greys with accents of lemon yellow I have developed a range of fabrics using a dobby hand loom and jacquard loom.

To begin the process, I created a library of textures that were manipulated using both studio and CAD techniques. Altering colours, scaling up and down and repeating these pieces began to lead me to the loom and formed the building blocks for my textiles.

I used techniques such as block drafts, warp and weft heavy structures and the occasional fancy yarn to draw out a different elements of my paperwork. The block drafts allowed for ‘floating’ shapes to appear as they do in my collage; warp and weft heavy structures allow me to blur the traditional stripe and create cheqs using structure change rather than yarn change; fancy yarns picking up line quality and grainy textures. I used the jacquard loom to literally translate some of my art work, altering only colour proportion to shift the focus of  the eye upon the image. I also explored producing simple textures through yarn and structure combination.

Taking these textiles further I will place them alongside other interior materials, such as granite and wood, to project resolved interior material decisions incorporating my woven textiles.

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