Diana Barrett graduated with First Class honours in Applied Creative Design specialising in Embroidery.
Her degree show presented a collection of original and innovative fabrics for interiors. The work reinvented traditional embroidery techniques allowing her to demonstrate her outstanding technical skills using free-machine embroidery, digitized machine embroidery and laser cutting.
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A further image from my final collection. Inspired by Honesty seed heads and worked with wire on silk, this fabric was originally conceived as a window treatment but could also be used for lampshades, room dividers or purely for decorative use.
This sample shows a reinterpretation of the traditional hand embroidery technique of cut work with the creative use of free-machine embroidery and applique on linen to create a highly textured surface suitable for use as a fabric for int
This jacket became a finalist in the Hand and Lock Prize for Embroidery in 2010. The design of the embroidery was inspired by faded and decaying military banners. Diana combined traditional hand embroidery stitches with contemporary goldwork techniques
This detail shows silk organza, distressed with an embellisher, before being heavily embroidered with traditional braid stitches, darning stitches and contemporary goldwork techniques to create a richly embellished surface which contrasted with the tra
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