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Freya Gardner

MA work

MA work

Digitally crafted fabrics for luxury fashion; primarily process driven with a focus on drawing, this body of work explores the relationship between analogue and digital textile design. Drawings inspired by a research trip to Iceland form the basis of the collection. Surreal natural landscapes are translated through print with an emphasis on composition, graduated colour and collage techniques. 



  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Textiles, 2016



  • Printed textile designer specialising in fine illustration and digital craft; inspired by the natural world with a passion for fantasy, photography and travel.

    I am interested in capturing the qualities of drawing and maintaining active participation in the design process from paper through to printed textile. My work explores the relationship between analogue and digital print technology in order to combine separate visual identities. 

    Imagery is digitally manipulated to create modern designs that retain an organic, craft aesthetic. Screen-printing techniques act as addictive print finishes; applied by hand to add texture, depth and reintroduce the element of unpredictability into the creation of fabric.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Textiles, Arts University Bournemouth, 2013
  • Experience

  • Visiting Tutor, Arts University Bournemouth, 2015-; Product Designer, Waddesdon Manor, 2014-15; Freelance Designer, Keka Case, 2013-15; Textile Design Internship, Marks & Spencer Per Una, London, 2014; Textile Design Internship, Amanda Kelly Design Studio, London, 2014; HE Textiles Tutor, ‪Zhejiang Textile & Fashion College, Ningbo, 2013; FE / HE TEFL Tutor, Zhejiang Textile & Fashion College, Ningbo, 2013; Print Designer, INTREX, Ningbo, 2013; Textile Design Internship, Zandra Rhodes, London, 2013; Textile Design Internship, Kit Miles Ltd, London, 2013; Product Designer, Grove Studio, Bournemouth, 2012
  • Awards

  • Winner, Waddesdon x RCA Collaboration, 2014; BA (Hons) Textiles Course Award, 2013