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Heather Orr

MA work

I am fascinated by texture.

By imitating various surfaces through the process of knit, combining contrasting textures and distorting scale and volume, I am able to create new surfaces which transform the simple silhouettes of my garments.

This collection takes inspiration from animal skins, feathers and furs to create a flamboyant collection of one-off knitted garments with a sense

of humour and a naive charm.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2009

    Specialism

    Knitted Textiles

  • I am fascinated by texture.

    By imitating various surfaces through the process of knit, combining contrasting textures and distorting scale and volume, I am able to create new surfaces which transform the simple silhouettes of my garments.

    This collection takes inspiration from animal skins, feathers and furs to create a flamboyant collection of one-off knitted garments with a sense

    of humour and a naive charm.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Textiles & Surface Design, Bucks New University, 2007
  • Experience

  • Work Placement, Sid Bryan, London, 2008; Work Placement, Gareth Pugh, London, 2007; Work Placement, Donna Wilson, London, 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • Première Vision, Parc d'Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte, Paris, France, 2007; New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, 2007
  • Awards

  • Finalist, Worshipful Company of Haberdashers' Student Bursaries and Awards Scheme, 2008; Finalist, Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters' Student Bursaries and Awards Scheme, 2008