Sophie Pickering

This is collection of handmade yarns using a variety of fibres and materials inspired by drawings of extra-terrestrial florals, in order to create textile materials that have the potential to be transformed into final knitted products by others.

Sophie Hall

This collection is inspired by the abstract shapes found within sea life. The project brings playful and vibrant prints to high-street, girl’s summer clothing, appealing to both adults and children.

hall-sophie@hotmail.co.uk

instagram @sophie_print

Sophia Reeson

This collection is designed to improve access to the visual arts for the visually impaired. A monochromatic colour palette, paired with the use of visual, tactile, auditory and olfactory senses, creates a story of the art of woven fabrics. 

Allergy warning: Please be aware when handling.

This exhibition uses essential oils, wool and burnt MDF.

Sophiareeson@hotmail.co.uk

@sophiareeson

@art is never blind

Rosie White

This collection of woven interior products, for spring/summer 19, is inspired by White’s drawing collection. Tactility and material choice have been key throughout the whole project. With issues such as climate change, it was important to find materials that were sustainable or recycled, but were still able to provide bold and exciting textures to the finished products.  

@ Rosie White

rosiemwhite@hotmail.com

Rebecca Baldwin

A lifestyle collection for those who wear socks with sandals and glow with a certain quirkiness. Each piece is carefully constructed, using colours from the sand, sea and table. Intriguing accessories emulate tactile indulgence. Hand tufted trousers/rug hold a captivating aesthetic, beautiful objects in their own right.

@thatotherobjectstudio

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Phoebe Land

This collection focus’ on translating the designer’s drawing through to knitwear. The designer is inspired by people, using continuous line drawing directly onto the chunky fibre. These walking pieces of art give street style a fresh interpretation of what fashion could be.

Phoebe.land@hotmail.com

Instagram @landoftheknit

Natalie Abbott

Inspired by searching the cosmos in order to understand one’s self. From emotional intelligence to discipline and transformation, astrology creates an understanding of one’s character and life path. Cosmic Relations blends digital print with astrological context to create a collection that allows the viewer to explore themselves deeper.

Mollie Prentice

This Collection takes initial inspiration from wildflowers and has developed into a series of prints which celebrates a subtle array of colours based on pink /orange hues. Delicately painted flowers adorn stationary and bring a sense of freshness to this S/S 20/21 collection.

Megan Elphick

Using distortion and pattern as a starting point and utilizing the same colour palette as the renowned weaver Anni Albers, Elphick has created stair runners for the modern consumer market.

Elphick works with illusion, making the viewing experience different depending on which angle the stair runners are viewed from.

Megan_elphick@hotmail.co.uk

Instagram @meganrebeccadesigns

Lydia Hurley

Hurley’s woven collection was inspired by the concept of automatism, combining this surrealist approach to drawing with memorable music from her childhood. Influenced by the idea of memories and the power these can have on an individual, the vibrant and playful colour scheme encourages individuality whilst focusing on craftsmanship and sustainability by using 100% lambswool.

Lucy Docker

The elusive cat has intrigued and beguiled us throughout history. From being worshipped as Gods to becoming internet celebrities, cats have remained a constant in popular culture. Inspired by a global cat obsession, CATS! by Lucy Docker evokes joy with whimsically wide-eyed and irresistibly tactile feline characters for the homeware and accessories market. 

Lucy Cooper

Cooper is inspired by the atmosphere of the countryside and the relaxed splendor of wild flowers. The collection aims to explore commercial pattern using a subtle pastel colour palette and unassuming patterns and shapes by producing designs that celebrate slow process and hand embroidery and that focus on detail and stitch techniques.

Lorna Dolman

RECREATE is a visual merchandising concept, proposing an alternative, eco-friendly solution to the disposal of plastic in everyday life. Compromised of predominantly post-consumer PET bottles, Dolman invites the viewer to interact with this installation and explore creative ways of reusing the plastic in their own homes.

Liam Seacombe

Are we finally waking up to the effects of plastic pollution? Seacombe’s collection aims to promote the use of recycled plastic materials over virgin plastic, manifesting in concepts for a post-apocalyptic fashion collection, created using knit and crochet processes, combined with an innovative and mixed-media approach to textile design.

The Shima Seiki Design Competition – Commendation 2019

The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters – Company Award and student bursary 2019

W2 – J.H. Clissold (The Holland and Sherry) Award presented by The Bradford Textile Society – Commendation 2015

Liamseacombe@hotmail.co.uk

Instagram @liamseacombetextiles 

Lauren Stewart

Lauren Louise Embroidery

To ensure a bright future in British manufacturing it is imperative that we connect the designer with the consumer. Stewart’s designs are ethically conscious, with a commitment to local produce that creates a new appreciation for authentic British craftsmanship enabling Lauren Louise Embroidery to create bespoke denim jackets for individual clientele.

laurenlouiseembroidery@gmail.com

Instagram @laurenlouiseembroidery

Laura Cloughton

Botanical Opulence is a collection of Textile Designsfor a high-end interior market inspired by the richness of nature. Bold and bright botanicals and an extra dimension of animal print, portrayed through mixed media and collage sit alongside hand painted textures placed over rich backgrounds that provide an illusion of depth and luxuriousness. 

Runner up of the North of England Regional Heat for the Society of Dyers and Colourists International Design Competition 2019

Kerry Duperouzel

Duperouzel’s work explores the issue of plastic within our oceans by creating ‘a world of plastic’. An investigation into plastics in different forms has inspired the creation of underwater illusions that resemble our plastic oceans current state and which help highlight the issue through the creation of educational artworks.

Katy Rhodes

Did you know only ninety amur leopards remain in the wild? Maybe not – but your children will. ‘Save the Wild’ is a play and sleep time collection that combines fun design, with education on the topic of endangered animals, helping young people spread the word through the use of creative, thought provoking design.

Kaira Akuffo

Akuffo’s work is a collection for wallpaper and cushions that incorporates Art Deco, Architecture and abstract shapes to produce designs aimed at the global consumer. The focus is on warm designs for living areas, commercial and civic spaces that recognise the global nature of the market.

Jodie Longstaff

Bold Botanics is a fabric collection of abstract digital designs inspired by the beauty and texture of natural forms interpreted through mixed media collages. The collection of playful prints designed for soft furnishings may be moved around the home creating unique, vibrant and energetic atmospheres.

Jessica Turner

Light is a magical medium which we engage with every day, never seeing the true brilliance of what light actually does. Tuner, who was awarded a Commendation from the Bradford Textile Society in 2017, has created a beautiful collection of light reflective designs inspired by an investigation into drawing from a truly wondrous source, light.

Hope King

“8 million tonnes of plastic enter the sea every year, enough to circle the world 4 times.”Siegle, L. (2018). Turning The Tide On Plastic. London: The Orion Publishing Group Ltd Carmelite House. Kings project showcases how plastic pollution is having a damaging impact upon our ocean by exploring the debris which is being washed up and invading our untouched beaches.

Holly Tolson

Tolson’s collection explores how the new emerging technology of 3d printing can be crossed with time-honoured embroidery techniques. This study is paired with research into sustainable vegan textiles, a continually growing market which supports ethical and sustainable design that considers the environmental future and preservation of all animals and habitats.

Hollytolson@outlook.com

@htolsontextiledesign

Helena Broughan

The Broughan Circle Experiment is a collection for Couture Bridal that is inspired by Aboriginal art and the Australian landscape. Broughan remixes the symbolism of indigenous Australian people to produce a highly-detailed collection that features textures, fabric manipulation and handmade lace.

Hannah O’Suliva-Jones

In Fluorescent Cacti O’Sullivan-Jones presents a project that uses unusual cacti forms for inspiration. Vibrant colours and interesting materials enhance the cactus inspired motifs. These wall features could be used in a set or as individual pieces, and are designed to brighten up any space. 

Hannah Ali

Zim est.1997 is a collection inspired by the designer’s personal relationship with Zimbabwe.

Drawing colours directly from photography and motifs from African ornaments, these prints combine digital, hand and screen printing to create a unique combined aesthetic suitable for use on both soft furnishings as well as hard surfaces. 

Georgina Jenks

Exploring familiar features and their ability to create exciting narratives, this woven collection brings personality and enjoyment into furnishing fabrics. Bold colour choices and unique design enable viewers imaginations to run wild as they invent their own interpretations of what they see, who they see and what it all means.  

Georgia Kelly

Kelly’s collection is classic yet modern, celebrating the heritage of traditional woven design.

It combines age honoured craft with a fresh Spring/ Summer colour palette to create sophisticated cloth for ladies’ luxury fashion.

Gaby Rukin

HyperRetro is a collection inspired by nostalgic retro reminiscence and is created with the concept of bringing the fondest of sentimental souvenirs into modern and fresh prints. The color palette is inspired by the energetic 80’s, to evoke fun, for a psychedelic activewear collection. 

Gaby Rukin gaby_rukin@hotmail.co.uk

Emily Warbuton

Inspired by the landscape of Orton Scar in Cumbria, this collection of knitted products strives to capture the colours and mood of that vast, open space. Exploring the beauty of Warburton’s home county and the sense of belonging and freedom that is felt there.

Emily Twynham

URBAN HOUSE DESIGNS 

Constructural Opulence is a contemporary interior product collection which is influenced by elements of the Bauhaus movement and minimalist design. The collection comprises of bold black and white architectural prints for kitchen linens and bespoke laser cut stainless steel splash backs.

Emily Robson

Quirky, jacketing brand Swell is inspired by the coast, highlighting the beauty that is coming under attack from synthetic materials. Robson combines traditional Shetland wool with new and alternative fibres, such as yarn spun from seaweed, demonstrating the potential for more conscious design and self-aware manufacturing, in the textiles industry.

Recipient of the Worshipful Company of Weaver’s Bursary, 2018

Runner-up in Wooltex Live Brief, 2016

Emily Hodgson

Inspired by Scandinavian design, this collection uses open weave structures enabling natural light to shine through. Hodgson has used a variety of techniques to create hard and soft textures, which work alongside the use of bright colours, metallics, and knots to produce fabrics that bring a modern and fresh feel to the home.

Email: emilyhodgson10@hotmail.co.uk

Instagram: @emilyhodgsontextiles

Emily Caufield

Abstract Botanics is a collection of fabrics designed for young people whose style is bright yet minimalistic. Inspired by the interior of a café, Folk & Pool Gardens in Bali. The colour palette captures the essence of Caulfield’s emotions when reflecting on her time away travelling, as she uses colours and shapes to create a playful aesthetic for modern interiors.

Emily Alsop

Storytime Curiosities’ is a printed interiors collection that has been inspired by a love of storytelling, a collection that is steeped in character and charm for the extraordinary ordinary person and their eccentric everyday home.

Bradford Textile Society Design Competition 2018-19- 3rd Place Printed Textile Design (Fashion) Winner.

Ellesse Young

Informed by Young’s travels in Africa and a passion for wildlife, these handcrafted animal sculptures are created from galvanised wire and decorated with digitally printed fabrics. Inspired by African art, mechanics and animal textures and driven by the importance of craftsmanship, these sculptures are designed to integrate the art of puppetry into interiors.

Ellen Cracknell

MAN>PRG is a print collection inspired by the designer’s recent travels to the city of Prague, specifically focusing on interpretations of its unique architecture. Along with capturing the culture of the city, a main focus of Cracknell’s collection is the use of combined techniques to explore the boundaries of their own textile practice.

Danielle Boswell

Maximalism: More is More.

This collection celebrates an eclectic range of colour and pattern, to create a playful design aesthetic throughout. The More is More approach has led to bold, statement designs that can be used together to create spaces for individuality and self-expression.

danielleboswell@hotmail.co.uk

instagram @danielleboswellprint

Courteney Gibbons

Using poor taste and kitsch design as initial inspiration, this collection focuses on the use of clashing and contrasting colour relationships to produce designs that are intentionally garish and energetic. The pieces are adaptable and versatile with their multi-purpose use within the home and garden.

Winner of W’innovate (Wilko Brands) Live Brief Competition 2018.

(courteney_3@hotmail.co.uk

Instagram: @courteney_textiles

Claye Bowler

Exploring ways that we collect and archive, Bowler’s work examines how the intolerance of society has led to trans and queer histories being absent.

These lives are not archived, have been purposely altered or been completely destroyed.

This is a constructed archive of their own inevitability; all contents burnt, submerged or non-existent.

clayebowler.com

instagram @clayebowler

clayebowler@gmail.com

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