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Mary Penny

MA work

With a longstanding interest in wool, I have created a collection of woven fabrics for interiors, through which I hope to increase interest and appreciation of wool and woollen products. Applying traditional woven techniques, but in unusual blends of wool and other less common fibres such as paper, gives the collection a more contemporary edge. Design and colour inspiration comes from a series of drawings and photographs of iconic military and industrial buildings, which is incorporated into both jacquard and dobby fabrics. The collection comprises an integrated range of products, including woven wallpaper, upholstery fabrics and throws.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2010

    Specialism

    Woven Textiles

  • With a longstanding interest in wool, I have created a collection of woven fabrics for interiors, through which I hope to increase interest and appreciation of wool and woollen products. Applying traditional woven techniques, but in unusual blends of wool and other less common fibres such as paper, gives the collection a more contemporary edge. Design and colour inspiration comes from a series of drawings and photographs of iconic military and industrial buildings, which is incorporated into both jacquard and dobby fabrics. The collection comprises an integrated range of products, including woven wallpaper, upholstery fabrics and throws.

  • Degrees

  • ABC, Business Start up, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 2008; Foundation Art and Design, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 2005; BA (Hons), Textile Design (First class), Chelsea College of Art & Design, 2008
  • Experience

  • Textile designer, Tee Silk Ltd, London/Laos, 2007; Textile designer, Johnstons Cashmere, Elgin, 2009
  • Awards

  • Worshipful Company of Weavers Woven Textiles Scholarship, 2008; Worshipful Company of Weavers Woven Textiles Scholarship, 2009