The awe-inspiring African landscape with its bold, rich and sophisticated spectrum of colours balanced with the contrasting textures and shapes of its unique birdlife combine to form the underlying theme of my collection. Inspiration from these divergent patterns has led to experimentation with a variety of traditional yarns. These yarns are woven with unorthodox materials such as leather, horsehair and banana bark to create tactile textures. These audacious and vibrant influences have come together to create fabrics for the interior space fabrics that are exquisite and functional.
Specialism: Woven Textiles
Supported by: Mitchell Denburg, John Boyd, The Worshipful Company of Weavers, NEWH
BA Hons, Woven Textiles, Loughborough University, 2010
Internship, Mitchell Denburg, Antigua, Guatemala, 2011; Internship, Linton Tweed, Carlisle, England, 2009
New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, 2010
NEWH (The Hospitality Industry Network) Award, 2012; First prize, Design for new DAKS House Check, DAKS London, 2011; Worshipful Company of Weavers Award, 2010