Knitted textile with devoré burn-out technique
This collection is based around a trip to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, where I was hugely inspired by the combination of bold coloured frescos, and ornate architecture within the gallery.
My work explores the concepts of both digital and handcraft techniques by combining the traditional method of knitting and Shima Seiki industrial knitting machines to produce a more contemporary feel to the fabrics. The combination of knit, devoré and discharge processes mimic the decoration, bold colours and surface pattern found within the Uffizi Gallery. The collections of fabrics and garments have been designed for the womenswear market.
Specialism: Knitted Textiles
Supported by: The Clothworkers Company, Loro Piana & C., Filati Be.Mi.Va, Iafil Industria Ambrosiana Filati
Collaboration: Zac Marshall (Fashion Menswear)
BA Hons, Textiles and Surface Design, Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Scotland, 2009
Assistant, Johnstons of Elgin, Elgin, 2011; Assistant, Tait and Style, Orkney, 2008
Pitti Filati , Immagine Filati, Florence, Italy, 2010-11; New Designers, Business Design Centre, Islington, London, 2009; Clothes Show, Graduate Catwalk, NEC Birmingham, 2008
Sponsorship, Student Bursaries and Awards Scheme, The Clothworkers' Company, 2011/12; Fourth prize, Student Bursaries and Awards Scheme, The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, 2011; Prize, Award, Barne-Graham Endowment, Robert Gordon University, 2009