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Jifang Zhang
Textiles Design Innovation MA

Nottingham Trent University

Graduates: 2020

Specialisms: Textile Innovation/Textile Art / Textiles: Fashion/Interiors / Embroidery

My location: Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Jifang Zhang

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First Name: Jifang

Last Name: Zhang

University / College: Nottingham Trent University

Course / Program: Textiles Design Innovation MA

Graduates: 2020

Specialisms: Textile Innovation/Textile Art / Textiles: Fashion/Interiors / Embroidery

My Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom

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I am a graduate of MA Textile Design Innovation class of 2020 from Nottingham Trent University.

The connection between depression and textile art

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I intend to explore knitting and embroidery processes and technology, to make a research project that communicates depression, to educate and make the audience aware, give understanding a sense of belonging, and alleviate anxiety. Textiles can be linked with the mental health issues of the current society in its use of therapeutic healing and helping participants experience lower levels of anxiety and presented in a new form of art design, exploring new methods and technologies and achieving the ultimate different display effects of textiles. I aim to explore and investigate a wide range of materials, traditional and non-traditional such as plastic, silicone, metal, a range of fabric weights, combined with hand techniques such as hand embroidery, 3D beading, crochet and knit, utilizing both craft and digital technologies. This project takes an experimental approach to materials and technology. pushing both in the aim to attain innovative and a very personal and individual style. I intend to work in a multi-disciplinary/mixed media approach, combining materials and knitting technology, hand embroidery and develop digital embroidery for design. The domestic knitting machine used in this process can weave different knitting with various texture yarns.