RCA SHOW 2012

Lisa Bloomer

Textiles


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Linen, mohair and silk


My work focuses on materials and the process of making. Specialising in weave, I also use dye, print and freehand techniques to create bespoke fabrics for interiors and fashion. Sustainable and ethical concerns inform my practice, and I source local fibres such as European linen, hemp, British wool and alpaca, alongside mohair and silk, to ensure high-quality investment design. This final collection celebrates the spontaneous mark, textural contrast and the mercurial qualities of colour.



+44 (0)7899 924 061

lisa.bloomer@network.rca.ac.uk


Specialism: Woven Textiles


Supported by: Coats Foundation Trust, The Snowdon Award Scheme, The Worshipful Company of Weavers, Michele Solbiati Sasil SpA, Thomas Fergusons Irish Linen


Collaboration: Tom Crisp (Fashion Menswear)


CV

Degrees

BA Hons, Textiles Design, London Metropolitan University, 2008

Experience

Weave designer (summer placement), Mitchell Denburg, Antigua, Guatemala, 2011; Co-writer, Textiles 2: Contemporary Practice, Open College of the Arts, London, 2011; Senior weave technician, Middlesex University, London, 2009-10; Artist-in-residence, London Metropolitan University, London, 2009-10

Exhibitions

Work-in-progress show, Royal College of Art, London, 2012; Work-in-progress show, Royal College of Art, London, 2011; Designer Crafts, Society of Designer Craftsmen, Mall Galleries, London, 2009; New Designers, Business Design Centre, Islington, London, 2008

Awards

Second prize, Clothworkers’ Foundation Prize, Bradford Textile Society, 2011; First prize, Textile Design for Interiors and Products, Worshipful Company of Upholders, 2008; Second prize, Colour Design Award, Society of Dyers and Colourists, 2008