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.
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.