Kirsten Presly

MA work

This collection is based around a trip to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, where I was hugely inspired by the combination of bold coloured frescos, and ornate architecture within the gallery.


My work explores the concepts of both digital and handcraft techniques by combining the traditional method of knitting and Shima Seiki industrial knitting machines to produce a more contemporary feel to the fabrics. The combination of knit, devoré and discharge processes mimic the decoration, bold colours and surface pattern found within the Uffizi Gallery. The collections of fabrics and garments have been designed for the womenswear market.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2012

    Specialism

    Knitted Textiles

  • This collection is based around a trip to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, where I was hugely inspired by the combination of bold coloured frescos, and ornate architecture within the gallery.


    My work explores the concepts of both digital and handcraft techniques by combining the traditional method of knitting and Shima Seiki industrial knitting machines to produce a more contemporary feel to the fabrics. The combination of knit, devoré and discharge processes mimic the decoration, bold colours and surface pattern found within the Uffizi Gallery. The collections of fabrics and garments have been designed for the womenswear market.


  • Degrees

  • BA Hons, Textiles and Surface Design, Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Scotland, 2009
  • Experience

  • Assistant, Johnstons of Elgin, Elgin, 2011; Assistant, Tait and Style, Orkney, 2008
  • Exhibitions

  • Pitti Filati , Immagine Filati, Florence, Italy, 2010-11; New Designers, Business Design Centre, Islington, London, 2009; Clothes Show, Graduate Catwalk, NEC Birmingham, 2008
  • Awards

  • Sponsorship, Student Bursaries and Awards Scheme, The Clothworkers' Company, 2011/12; Fourth prize, Student Bursaries and Awards Scheme, The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, 2011; Prize, Award, Barne-Graham Endowment, Robert Gordon University, 2009