Working on my MA developed my working ethos as a designer. I explored the concept of sustainability within textiles identifying how traditional and sometimes historic skills from the past can contribute to creating more sustainable design for the future. The Knit a Square project formed part of this idea, looking at how a community could work together to contribute to a cooperative project. Each square represented a member of the community and the final product outcomes could then be dismantled to construct different outcomes. I want to translate this within my future work exploring artefact and meaning.
“Writing as a way of crystallising thoughts is the attempt to make physical the random flitting thoughts in our head. Practise in trying to capture these flutters is what helps us grow as people and practitioners.”
Inspired by Francis I aim to take thought and develop it through text to establish my personal link between inspiration and design. Consistency is needed in this process something I need to consciously be aware of. As a practionner my process is thoughtful, my intention is to be more active in my own work and incorporate this element to revisit my own creativity.
My design journey began with Printed Textiles, exploring surface pattern design. Following from this I developed an interest in the concept of textile sustainability and recycling. I have recently completed my MA study exploring how historic textile processes can benefit our future through sustainable design. I am training to be a teacher in Art and Design to share my knowledge and fulfil the concept of living arts. This blog aims to explore what inspires me and to encourage my development as a practioner.