I specialise in creative textiles that has potential to be used in both a fashion context as well as Interiors, my main specialism is designing and making intarsia knitwear pieces. I would like to see the intarsia pieces mounted on walls as a solid artistic piece as well as panels in fashion design
I hope to branch out towards the sportswear industry, incorporating experimental knitwear and materials into new innovative designs. sport- more specifically football is a vibrant passion of mine, and mixing both textiles and the sport industry is what excites me most.
football has had a continuous presance in my life from the day I was born, all thanks to my dad. alongside studying fashion design, I have been attending football games twice a week and kept updates with my football club news. for my final project I wanted to merge both my passion for football and textile design together.
I looked back at images from various places I have travelled to across the uk because of football, mainly focusing on the football stadiums. it reflects on the places fans are willing to go to watch their team and enjoy a good match. each image has a memory for me as well as my dad that we can recollect on and feel joy, I wanted to bring that comfort to my textiles samples so I chose to replicate the images using the intarsia technique.
making an intarsia piece takes a lot of time. each sample takes between two and three hours to map out and then between five and eight hours to knit out. they are made on a domestic knitting machine and each row you stitch is planned, sometimes I had 8 different strands of yarn to organise at one time. its a very time consuming technique but when done right, comes out looking like a beautiful graphic image