Resident Artist and Designer
Through my practice I aim to bring colourful textile joy and meaningful enquiry together: I’ve created locally woven product ranges and interior décor informed by traditional craft industries; explored advanced sportswear and performance textiles; experimented with innovative hand and digital craft techniques; researched practices, cultures and meanings of traditional textiles; and worked with communities to share the positive power of making, using technology, craft, humour and sport as participatory tools to engage audiences.
My main area of research interest is in textile design for health, wellbeing and sustainability. I have led industrial and academic textile research projects in medical and sportswear applications, applying a creative, proactive approach to getting things done and an inquiring sensitivity to developing commercial, user focussed solutions. My recent role as Research Fellow in Clothing Longevity at Nottingham Trent University is part of a wider DEFRA / WRAP funded initiative exploring how to embed sustainable design strategies into the fashion and textiles industry.