Edinburgh College of Art
Textiles thinking can be applied to a myriad of materials and contexts. Our increasingly curious students continue to question their chosen area of study through the exploration of materials, technique and colour. As well as fabric and fibre, substrates for experimentation as alternative materials have included wood, metal, plastics and concrete, exploring the potential for pattern, texture and form. In addition to embracing the possibilities of these materials with new technologies, e.g., 3D printing, lazer cutting and digital print, this group of students have also returned to exploring techniques more traditionally associated with the discipline e.g. spinning and weaving. The integration of these high-tech and low-tech approaches with this breadth of materials continues to push innovation in the field of textiles and other design disciplines.
This dynamic group have tackled every task and project set with energy and enthusiasm. Work experience and collaboration with industry during the courses have helped them to put their studies into realistic contexts. Coupled with their unique personal visions, these experiences are embedded in strong individual final projects. In addition to the aesthetics and technical properties of materials, personal design challenges include social and political issues in our society.
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