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Yang Zhao

MA work

Tactility Textile

During the MA, I have focused on three-dimensional, self-supporting knitted structures. I am constantly trying to explore and bring new experiences to  knitting. Therefore, I have combined different materials with knit structures to create three-dimensional shapes to produce solid structures and showcase the properties and relationships of materials and textiles.

Natural landscapes from China were my original inspiration, in which I captured the contrast of textures and colours. Based on these landscapes, tactility has become the main focus in my final year. I am trying to create the interaction between textiles and audiences using various textures and movements. 

Info

  • Yang Zhao
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2014

    Specialism

    Knit

  • During the MA, I have focused on three-dimensional, self-supporting knitted structures. I am constantly trying to explore and bring new experiences to  knitting. Therefore, I have combined different materials with knit structures to create three-dimensional shapes to produce solid structures and showcase the properties and relationships of materials and textiles.

    Natural landscapes from China were my original inspiration, in which I captured the contrast of textures and colours. Based on these landscapes, tactility has become the main focus in my final year. I am trying to create the interaction between textiles and audiences using various textures and movements. 

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Textiles, Glasgow School of Art, 2012
  • Experience

  • Knitted and Crocheted Textiles for Fashion, Accessory and Interior, Maidstone, UK, 2010; Sketcher, Pecponica Design Studio, Huizhou, China, 2008
  • Exhibitions

  • Spinexpo, The Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre, Shanghai, 2014; Rowan & Liberty Wool Week Award, Liberty's, London, 2013; Graduate Design Exhibition, Chinese Arts, Manchester, 2013; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; The Scottish Album Of The Year Award (SAY) Art Commission, CCA, Glasgow, 2013; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2013; Knitting & Stitching Show, Knitted Textiles Award, Alexandra Palace, London, 2012
  • Awards

  • Rowan & Liberty Wool Week Award, 2013; Bill Naysmith Innovation Award, 2012
  • Publications

  • Material Innovation, STYLESIGHT, 2013