textiles

WCMT TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP 2017 AWARDEE

I am incredibly pleased to announce the start of my Travel Fellowship 2017. Funded by the incredibly supportive Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, I will be visiting Japan and Australia through November and December. 

My particular aims of the trip include building knowledge and experience within specialist traditional textile tachniques. Natural resources and how they are positively used or reduced in use. Sustainable techniques and how these could be implemented in the UK. Finally, and overarching all the previous aims, the perceived value of textiles. 

I will be updating my blog as much as possible over the next 6 weeks with visits and associated archive/museum references. 

Please do get in touch! 

 

1-2-1 Acid Dye Course

In December 2014 I had the pleasure to teach Zoe, a Fabric Technologist working in the fashion industry. We spent the day exploring how acid dyes work with certain fibre types, how to expose silk screens, creating the dye pastes using recipes and how to colour match.

Zoe achieved some wonderful prints in an ambitious 6 colour design and printed them beautifully.  Below you can see the results of her hard work.

zoe_dye_course

Zoe will be continuing her one to one courses with me in the near future, and learning more exciting print processes that will help develop her industry knowledge and create designs she knows will work well when developing for Italian mills.