a work in progress… was the (unexpected) outcome of my MA in Textile Design Innovation.
After nine years working as a fashion designer, including a period overseas, I decided to return to education to ‘find’ my creativity again. It was the experience of working abroad in particular that moved me to seek out new ways to re-connect with my own practice.
As I indulged in lots of making processes, some old, some new, whilst surrounded by inspiring peers and staff, I realised that the making process itself could be more enjoyable (even therapeutic) than the end result. It was this that I wanted to capture and document in some way.
The result is my book, or as I like to call it ‘creative manual’. It is filled with projects that are rooted in my own experience and reference many of the textile and material experiments I personally explored.
material: push-out sequins / this page is covered in pre-cut sequin shapes that you can decorate and remove; use them to decorate a surface that might need cheering up.
My ongoing practice continues to reflect on the idea of ‘shared creative experiences’ and the relationship between makers as individuals and how we can share our knowledge, skills and passion with others.
I am also engaged in collaborative research projects within different communities, and work as a HE Lecturer at two institutions, here in the U.K.