Faye Spearpoint

MA work

This project has been inspired by my time in Iceland. Both the initial stages of development through drawing and painting to the prints and surface textures have been influenced by the rapidly and constantly changing landscapes in Iceland. 

This collection has been entirely hand crafted through a utilisation of traditional textile techniques that include hand knit, stitch and print.

Open mesh print processes alongside the direct application of print pastes into the surfaces of fabrics has allowed me to work naturally and organically. At times this has created unexpected outcomes, and each piece is unique. 

Fabrics within the collection can be mixed and matched, enabling an interior space to become personalised with key pieces or the entire collection

Info

  • Faye Spearpoint
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2017

    Specialism

    print

  • Research is a key element in my work. Culture, tradition and nature are important ideas which I explore and express throughout my textile outcomes.

    My work focuses on the experimentation of textile surfaces, this is achieved through hand print and mixed media application.

    From the initial stages of design, drawing and mark making are key factors in my work, these hand drawn processes executed using inks, paints, pen and pencil create a depth to my work. 

    Open mesh printing and the application of various pastes which are painted directly onto fabrics allows me to produce unique pieces, generating rare and unexpected results. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Fashion Textiles, Colchester School of Art, 2015
  • Experience

  • Print designer, The Colorfield, London, 2014; Print designer, Pattern Textiles, 2014; Mantero, 2016; WGSN, 2016
  • Awards

  • Haberdashers Award, Third Prize, May 2016; Dyers Company Colour Award, Finalist, May 2016; Nicole Abbott Award, Finalist, February 2015