Inspired by the optical effects of prisms I have worked to encapsulate the notions of refraction, reflection and distortion.
As an innovative material thinker, who works organically to exploit materials, I have challenged traditional ideas of joining, embellishment, structure, and drape, within knitted textiles.
Understanding the relationship between alternative materials and knit techniques has allowed me to create organic three-dimensional structures, which distort and defy the regimented nature of machine knitting.
School of Design
MA Textiles, 2019
As an innovative material thinker, who works organically and exponentially to exploit materials, I am always producing new perspectives for knitted textiles.
With experience working on the Dubied, Shima Seiki, and domestic knitting machines, I work to challenge the regimented nature of such machinery. My experimental approach to materials and processes distorts the perfection of machine knitting, to envision a more organic textile.
The primary focus within my work has always been producing fabrics for fashion. However, with an overarching interest into fabric behaviour; alternative materials and hand manipulation, I am able to envisage knit into a variety of different contexts and applications for the future of knit.
- BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice, Manchester School of Art, 2016
- Knitwear production assistant, Country of Origin, London, 2018; Knitwear production assistant, Helen Lawrence, London, 2017; Stylist assistant, Natasha Freeman, London, 2017
- New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, 2016
- Kay Cosserat Prize, 2018; Full tuition fee scholarship, Roger Walls Binns 2017–2019