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Florence Spurling

MA work

My work celebrates traditional and contemporary hand-crafted textile techniques resulting in decorative fabrics designed for the couture market. Crochet, pin lace and beading are explored, often in multiple repeats, to create dimensional tactile surfaces. The collection is inspired by the intricate beauty of antique French passementerie, as well as examples of American and British lace work. These elements were contrasted by my earlier inspiration of the quirkiness displayed within African masquerade costumes, which informed my colour and material choice.

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2013

    Specialism

    Knitted Textiles

  • My work celebrates traditional and contemporary hand-crafted textile techniques resulting in decorative fabrics designed for the couture market. Crochet, pin lace and beading are explored, often in multiple repeats, to create dimensional tactile surfaces. The collection is inspired by the intricate beauty of antique French passementerie, as well as examples of American and British lace work. These elements were contrasted by my earlier inspiration of the quirkiness displayed within African masquerade costumes, which informed my colour and material choice.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Textile Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, 2008-11; Foundation Diploma, Art and Design, London College of Fashion, 2007-8
  • Experience

  • Freelance fabric development, Plum Knit Studio, London, 2012; Freelance fabric development, Linda Trau Studio, New York, 2011-12
  • Exhibitions

  • Pitti Filati Research Area, Pitti Immagine, Florence, 2012; Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palance, London, 2011