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Emma Jones
Textile Design

Glasgow School of Art

Graduates: 2020

Specialisms: Textiles / Embroidery

My location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Emma Jones

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First Name: Emma

Last Name: Jones

University / College: Glasgow School of Art

Course / Program: Textile Design

Graduates: 2020

Specialisms: Textiles / Embroidery

My Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

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I am a Glasgow based textile designer specialising in embroidery, recently graduating from the Glasgow School of Art.My design practice and recent projects focus on landscape as an ever-present part of our lives and seeks to translate the sublime details of it into embroidery that excites and elevates the ordinary. With a passion for intricate embroidery, time consuming processes and slow design principles, my designs focus on bespoke textiles using mostly natural fibres that hold a story for the wearer. Receiving a student bursary award from The Textile Society this year and previously working as an archive intern for Karen Nicol, my creative practice has become diverse and I like to combine processes and techniques together to make textiles that can form a language of both craft and emotion.

Eating Flowers

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Eating Flowers is a work in progress textile collection that considers the concept of the sublime in landscape and the tradition of Celtic Twilight and the inherent romanticism attached to certain landscapes. I use embroidery to explore the crossovers between design, sensory experience, emotions and memory. The documenting of my trip to remote Scottish islands led me to develop Eating Flowers as a intersection between my interests in slow design principles, favouring slow or detailed processes of embroidery, viewing textiles as objects of longevity, and an investigation in marrying couture fashion with sensory interaction and emotional meaning. My designs focused on illustrative texture, material qualities of translucency, opacity and intense stitch work. Colour for the collection was inspired through the tonal layering and inversion of the shades of landscape in my drawing, an emotional rather than literal translation of colour. I visualise my textiles within fashion, adorning the body as a new landscape for textures, structures, colours and translucencies to play over and interact with.