Tutor: Eleanor Scott
I am a constructed textiles designer who has a diverse background in both fashion and textiles design. After completing a Constructed Textiles BA Hons at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design I launched the knitwear label Nor Clothing, which saw success in the global womenswear market and used innovative zero waste production techniques. Through the creation of sustainable knitwear garments, I began to develop new knit technologies and now carry on this mode of enquiry as a doctoral researcher for the Business of Fashion Textiles and Technology (BFTT). My lecturing roles have given me opportunities to work in the Higher, and Further Education sector, both as a Course Leader of a Fashion and Clothing course and a Knitted Textiles lecturer. These positions have given me opportunities to develop an array of skills in pattern making, garment design, printed textiles, surface design, weave, additive manufacturing, and bio-fabrication. My latest design work is rooted in the ‘hacking’ of knit technology to create playful tapestries and textiles art, inspired by medieval manuscripts, masterworks and folklore.