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Amanda Woollard
Surface Design and Textile Innovation

Bradford College

Graduates: 2015

Specialisms: Textile Innovation/Textile Art / Textiles - Print / Textiles - Weave

My location: Leeds, United Kingdom

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Amanda Woollard

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First Name: Amanda

Last Name: Woollard

University / College: Bradford College

Course / Program: Surface Design and Textile Innovation

Graduates: 2015

Specialisms: Textile Innovation/Textile Art / Textiles - Print / Textiles - Weave

My Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

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In my final year I have specialized in print and embroidery techniques,exploring the sensitive qualities of linen and horse hair.My research onto the subject of mental health has given my work direction and developed the processes I have used. Combinations of print and embroidery suggest the context of the narrative behind my work and the occupational treatments and herbal remedies used during this period. My work explores the memoryof an extinguished voice hidden away from society.

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I chose to use the medium of textile art to create a body of responses to the subject of mental health inspired by a former patient of the West Riding Pauper and Lunatic Asylum during the mid- nineteenth century. A combination of layered printed and embroidered pieces is designed to visually emulate the fusion of floral remedies within the brain. Embroidered text and florals express the beauty which lies beneath the surface of the dark sinister elements of the narrative.