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Alex Pengelly

MA work

Serpentes

Nature and the perception of femininity were the main focus behind this project. Through the use of a range of digital and hand-work techniques, intricate textures and surfaces are overlaid and combined. Mixing noble fibres with technical yarns, leather, coated materials and feathers, the collection of materials mimics the textural beauty of birds of paradise and the intricate structure found in reptiles.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2015

    Specialism

    knit

  • Nature and the perception of femininity were the main focus behind this project. Through the use of a range of digital and hand-work techniques, intricate textures and surfaces are overlaid and combined, mimicking the textural beauty of birds of paradise and the intricate structure found in reptiles. 
  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design, Winchester School of Art, 2013
  • Experience

  • Lecturer in surface textiles, Cambridge School of Art, Cambridge, 2014–15; Freelance swatch designer, Code Studio, London 2014–15; Beachwear designer, Monsoon, London, 2014; Knitwear internship, Lyle and Scott, London, 2013
  • Awards

  • Zenga Baruftta/Todds Handknits Collaboration Award, 2014; Monsoon/RCA Collaboration Beachwear Award, 2014; Nokia Collaboration Award, 2014; Royal Worshipful Company of Haberdashers Award, 2014; Queen Elizabeth Trust Scholarship Award, 2013; Outstanding Knitwear Award, 2013 ; Graduate Fashion and Textiles Award, 2013; Rowan Design Award, 2012
  • Conferences

  • Craft and Commodity: In the Loop 3.5 at the University of Southampton, 2013
  • Publications

  • Texitle View, 106, 2014, pg140-141