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Christina Wigmore
Fashion and Textiles MA

De Montfort University

Specialisms: Textiles: Fashion/Interiors / Fashion Styling / Design for Social Good

Location: Leicester, United Kingdom

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Christina Wigmore

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First Name: Christina

Last Name: Wigmore

Specialisms: Textiles: Fashion/Interiors / Fashion Styling / Design for Social Good

Sectors: Fashion/Textiles/Accessories / Fashion/Textiles/Accessories

My Location: Leicester, United Kingdom

University / College: De Montfort University

Course / Program Title: Fashion and Textiles MA


Mind your Ps + Qs Playful + Quirky textile & fashion design with sustainability and social values at its heart. Taking inspiration from everyday objects and what’s happening in society, designer, stylist and consultant Christina Wigmore uses the Mind your Ps & Qs label to produce colourful retro-contemporary designs that are fun and favour re-use and repurposing of vintage, waste fabrics and clothing items. Expect print mixed with embroidery and weave and unusual ways of creating designs such as projecting light and shadow to create patterns which are manipulated digitally. Everyday discarded objects are used as reference materials and inspiration to create bold, colourful textile designs. Sustainability and community benefit and collaboration is at the heart of Christina's practice.

Leicester ‘STREET STORIES’’ Empty Shop Windows Art Project. A collaboration with Arch Creative The Liberty Shoe design project has been selected to represent De Montfort University Fashion & Textiles Department (MA) in one of 10 ‘augmented reality’ shop windows in Leicester city centre. This is part of the exciting Street Stories project organised by design agency Arch Creative on behalf of BID Leicester. It aims to improve the appearance of empty shop units in Leicester to make the city centre more attractive to visitors. The textile designs have been inspired by Leicester’s past textile and shoe industry and the story of the Liberty Shoe factory. De Montfort University press release about the project:'s-street-stories.aspx To find out more about the shop window art trail:

This mixed media collaboration with digital artist, Sean Clark, takes inspiration from the skilled women weavers that made the computer looms for the 1960s Apollo spacecraft computers, and the birds outside my window reclaiming nature during the 2020 Coronavirus lockdown. Sean's LED looms have been woven into nests of wire and tree root fibres with light and sound added to give the piece movement. The piece is featured in the Digital Arts Leicester Guest 2020 online exhibition in the guest artist section

Using projected light and shadow cast onto different objects and props to create colourful, vibrant textile designs for print.

Shadows cast by light bursting through cracks in the curtains, long shadows dancing in the evening sun, shadows and pattern created by lamps and lights