2011 DESIGNERS

The following designers were selected for a place on the Texprint programme to exhibit at Indigo in Paris, September 2011

  • Abigail Gardiner
  • Abigail Gardiner

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Abigail Gardiner

Tel : +44 (0)7795 824262
abi.gardiner@hotmail.com

The exploration and investigation into embroidery techniques and processes are fundamental to my work which focusses primarily on hand embroidery and beading.

  • Allison Pilling
  • Allison Pilling

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Allison Pilling

Tel : +44 (0)7725 905786
allison_pilling@live.com

I draw and manipulate imagery to produce dynamic and complex patterns that I then digitally print onto silks creating distinctive and colourful patterns.

  • Alydia Cooper
  • Alydia Cooper

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Alydia Cooper

Tel : +44(0)7896 820623
alydiacooper39@hotmail.co.uk

Blissful Bugs is a contemporary project inspired by garden flowers and creepy crawlies, using a wide variety of freehand and digital techniques.

  • Amy Lewis
  • Amy Lewis

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Amy Lewis

Tel : +44 (0)7979 242025
amy.lewis@network.rca.ac.uk
www.amyjolewis.co.uk

Contemporary menswear collection exploring traditional and functional techniques using a variety of digital and hand processes.

  • Bethany Pryer
  • Bethany Pryer

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Bethany Pryer

Tel : +44 (0)7800 811085
bethpryer@live.co.uk

Inspired by a mix of floral, oriental, geometric and metamorphic elements. My work is quirky in design, fun, individual and courageous in colour!

  • Catherine Tremellen
  • Catherine Tremellen

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Catherine Tremellen

Tel : +44 (0)7792 448342
catherine.tremellen@network.rca.ac.uk

Clean contemporary knitted stripes inspired by images of stacked books and magazines; fabrics are bleached, printed and drawn on.

  • Chloe Hamblin
  • Chloe Hamblin
  • Winner of the TEXPRINT 2011 Colour Prize

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Chloe Hamblin

Tel : +44 (0)7904 868727
chloe.a.hamblin@gmail.com

At the heart of each of my designs I aim to capture the expression of a bird's flight and variety using the shape, symmetry, tone and pattern found in a bird's wing.

  • David Bradley
  • David Bradley
  • Winner of the TEXPRINT 2011 Body Prize

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David Bradley

Tel : +44 (0)7940 746600
info@david-bradley.co.uk

Inspired by the illusion of movement in surface pattern using pleating techniques to distort optical patterns creating a sense of movement about the body.

  • Egle Vaituleviciute
  • Egle Vaituleviciute

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Egle Vaituleviciute

Tel : +44 (0)7724 559667
liepa19@gmail.com

I love the creative process and am inspired to explore and experiment with different mediums and to incorporate different disciplines in my design work.

  • Emma Shipley
  • Emma Shipley
  • Winner of the TEXPRINT 2011 Pattern Prize

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Emma Shipley

Tel : +44 (0)7740 333636
emma.shipley@network.rca.ac.uk
www.emmajshipley.com

Hyper Nature is a collection derived from intricate pencil drawings which aims to capture the beautiful unpredictability of patterns in nature.

  • Francesca Colussi
  • Francesca Colussi

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Francesca Colussi

Tel : +(0)7986 581387
francescacolussi@gmail.com
cargocollective.com/francescacolussi

Personal Geographies is a contemporary weave/print collection exploring textures and colour, inspired by the organic complexity of maps and aerial views.

  • Georgia Dorey
  • Georgia Dorey

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Georgia Dorey

Tel : +44 (0)7817 335788
georgiadorey@hotmail.co.uk
www.xanthedorey.com

My work explores the idea that a textile surface can work with the human form to shape, alter, enhance or even aid the wearer.

  • Harriet Batty
  • Harriet Batty

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Harriet Batty

Tel : +44 (0)7595 703479
h-batty@hotmail.co.uk
www.harribatty.blogspot.com

Inspiration for my fashion-focussed design comes from architecture and nature, focussing on colour, intricacy and embellishment.

  • Harriet Toogood
  • Harriet Toogood
  • Winner of the TEXPRINT 2011 Space Prize; Winner of the Woolmark Texprint Award in support of Campaign for Wool

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Harriet Toogood

Tel : +44 (0)7837 016332
toogoodhat@btinternet.com

Diverse woven fabrics using various everyday materials to create new surface textures. My inspiration comes from my observations of everyday life.

  • Holly Holmes
  • Holly Holmes

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Holly Holmes

Tel : +44 (0)7738 466456
holly1.h@hotmail.co.uk

Mixed prints used in a contemporary retro graphic style that combines fashion with interiors, and screen with digital print, to create a bold and fun collection.

  • Karina Klucnika
  • Karina Klucnika

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Karina Klucnika

Tel : +44 (0)7951 216988
kklucnika@gmail.com
www.keikei.co.uk

My knit and mixed media textiles are rich in texture and mostly inspired by woodland, the sea, and their fauna.

  • Lauren Bowker
  • Lauren Bowker

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Lauren Bowker

Tel : +44 (0)7946 555859
lauren@phnx.co
www.phnx.co

Inspired by the notion of visualising the invisible, breaking new ground through a familar medium with which we interact every day.

  • Lok Ting Carol Pau
  • Lok Ting Carol Pau

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Lok Ting Carol Pau

Tel : +44 (0)7868 186831
loktingcarol@yahoo.co.uk

Print and jacquard woven designs inspired by sci-fi narrative of futuristic armour and the effects created by bad television reception.

  • Marie Parsons
  • Marie Parsons

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Marie Parsons

Tel : +44 (0)7908 192742
marie.parsons@network.rca.ac.uk

Inspired by my own photography I reinterpret traditional stitch techniques, modernising them by combining hard and soft, using digital embroidery and laser cutting.

  • Nancy Thomson
  • Nancy Thomson

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Nancy Thomson

Tel : +44 9)07729 277596
nancyprimrose@hotmail.com
www.nancyprimrose.blogspot.com

Woven silk and wool fabrics with a traditional British feel that incorporate playful, quirky and eccentric twists in their colour and design elements.

  • Rhiannon Williams
  • Rhiannon Williams

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Rhiannon Williams

Tel : +44 (0)7919 597586
rhiannon_williams@ymail.com

A playful, fun and vibrant collection using a combination of digital print, stitch and beading methods to explore the use of narrative in textiles.

  • Ruth Duff
  • Ruth Duff

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Ruth Duff

Tel : +44 (0)7874 025878
ruth_duff@hotmail.co.uk

Innovative woven designs developed by using dobby and jacquard weaving enhanced by screen printing to produce complex effects.

  • Tianmo (Momo) Wang
  • Tianmo (Momo) Wang

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Tianmo (Momo) Wang

Tel : +44 (0)7869 047782
momowrong@hotmail.com

My project was inspired by the Central St Martins print room where I trained. This is the last year of this old print room, and I want to remember it in my own way.

  • Toni Lake
  • Toni Lake

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Toni Lake

Tel : +44 (0)7796 933682
aa1202@yahoo.com
www.tonilake.carbonmade.com

Sumptuous designs rich with illustrative details, inspired by iconography paintings using egg tempera and hand-drawn animation.

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