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Winnie Yeung

MA work

Growing

The innovative combination of different materials, texture and colours opens a newer and a wider domain for my design. In my opinion, garment design is not only about pattern cutting, shaping and sewing, but a variety of different creative ways from life. The concept of my project is about ‘Growing’ (the inspiration is coming from a tulip field at Amsterdam, I find out that the number, size and growing direction of petal directions are all different from each other), which allow the fabric to be free from shapes and patterns but with unlimited potential to extend the fabric to every direction it is needed.

In terms of my research method, instead of using pen and acrylic paint to draw and paint, I am using the knitting machine as my drawing tool, and the different kind of yarn as the pigment. I love experimenting with different knit techniques and yarn combinations. My samples could always be my visual and haptic inspiration for my next work and help me to develop my ideas. My research method is to observe the detail of my sample and take photographs to make further developments and improvements for my next samples.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2018

    Specialism

    knit

  • Winnie Yeung is best known for her innovative combination of different materials, texture and colours. Her inspiration is by the works of life, each of us living in the movements and expressions are rich and varied, she appreciates every bit of good in her life, thinking in terms of each thing she touches and does. "I like walking around a street, getting different angles and compositions and a collection of patterns and colours. I like to make time when I am travelling, whether it be a journey to school or a holiday to a new city, to look up and see what I can find to be the inspiration of my next project." She then abstracts the different colours, textures, and experiences from life and combines them in an innovative way. Winnie is passionate and bold with her innovation of work, using both machine and hand knitted techniques.

  • Degrees

  • BA(Hons) Textiles, Chelsea College of Arts and Design,2016; Art Foundation, Central Saint Martins, 2013
  • Experience

  • Internship, Julien Macdonald Knitwear, 2017; Commission, Trend forecast for A/W17/18, A/W16/17 handbag collection, Yat Sing Leathergoods Mfg. Co., Ltd., Hong Kong, 2015-2016; Internship, Helen Lawrence Knitwear, 2015; Tomoko Yamanaka Knitwear internship, London, 2015; Freelance Knitwear swatches design, Julia Pines, London, 2015; Internship, Julia Pines Knitwear, 2014; Teacher, Summer Art and Design Course, Hong Kong, 2013
  • Exhibitions

  • CraftTech, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2018; Craft Tech: Hybrid Frameworks for Smart Photonic Materials, Hong Kong Medical museum, Hong Kong, 2018; Craft Tech, Edinburgh ArcIn Tex Conference, Edinburgh, 2018; Work-In-Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2018-2017; Bradford textiles exhibition in Dye House Gallery, UK, 2018-2017; Talent 2016, St John’s Square Gallery, London, 2016; Pitti Immagine Filati, Pitti Filati, Italy, 2016; Unpacked Show, Hong Kong, 2016; Chelsea College Degree Show, London, 2016
  • Awards

  • 1st Prize, The British Wool Award, Bradford Textile Awards, 2018; Commendation, The Clothworkers' Company Award (A material construction, for either fashion or interior products, produced by non-conventional processes and/or materials or by new technologies), Bradford Textile Awards, 2018; 2nd Prize, The Woolmark Company Award, Bradford Textile Awards, 2017; 1st Prize, The Clothworkers’ Company Award (A knitted fabric design for either fashion), Bradford Textile Awards, 2017; The Lane Crawford Scholarship 2016 – the final 8 shortlists