Cut & Paste
Glasgow School of Art
6 week work placement
Tricia Guild – Creative Director, Designers Guild
Tanja Sharp – Head of Design & Product Development, Designers Guild
Esme Tustin – Assistant Manager – Product Development, Designers Guild
Excellent use of colour and graphic form in design.
Specialising in woven fabric, I am widely inspired by my surroundings and the geometric shapes often found in brutalist city architecture and modern office buildings. I have used collage as my main method of drawing throughout this project and have continued the theme of cut-and-paste throughout my final year by cutting up my drawings and pasting them back together in different orientations to create repeat patterns which I have then translated into jacquard fabrics. As a designer, I take great joy in bold colours and have used imagery that was taken through trips across Europe to inject some brightness into the grey and concrete world seen in my primary research. I created this project with the intended use of fabric for public transport and have visualised my designs as bus, train, and plane seating. Keeping sustainability in mind, I have used only donated yarns throughout my final year.
Innovative use of colour and pattern in textile design.