I specialise in woven textiles and have a particular interest in modernising traditional techniques using easily identifiable and recognisable symbols in innovative ways.
I've become interested in using thick yarns, particularly wools, and creating bold, creative structures.
The project involved extracting colours/shapes/symbols from the Tim Burton film which defined the movie for me. These included: keyholes, hearts and diamonds. Using Weavemaker I created the shapes, adding the extra weft in between for strength.
The Sight of Sushi was inspired by the Japanese cuisine and houndstooth fashion in Autumn/Winter '09. I combined the two ideas and used a finer yarn to sit in-between the thick houndstooth weave to give it strength and subtle textures. The cloth was vi
The sushi and houndstooth combination was an alternative angle to the traditional black and white houndstooth seen in printed and woven fabrics.
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