Working with other makers is an integral part to my collection. From the craftspeople behind the hand-woven fabric to the techniques I've learnt from textile technicians, I've been able to see what craftsmanship individually means to me. Here are some of the makers behind the collection.
Our digital technician at Edinburgh College of Art, allowing me to coat my handwoven fabrics to be digital printed. As well as teaching me how to use CAD embroidery to add contemporary elements to traditonal textiles.
Textile technician at Edinburgh College of Art. Teaching me about dyeing fabrics, and why different fibres react differently. I've gained confidence and knowledge working alongisde Sally in the dye lab.
Textile technician at Edinburgh College of Art. Assisting in screen printing, and composition decisions, whilst showing ways to work correctly when printing with dyes and technical advice.
A lot of the fabric I work with has come from Offset Warehouse who sell beautiful hand woven fabric which has been fairly sourced.
The Organic Textile Company
Use GOTS certified mills in India and China to produce fabrics without the use of harmful pesticides, and a fair working wage.
The Cloth House
Working with craftspeople in India, I have manage to source a lot of my fabric from The Cloth House.
Jaipur Block Printers
My initial inspiration in India, seeing the love of block printing and natural dyeing in practice has been helpful in my initial research.
My mother, Sally has been a huge inspiration behind my collection. She has taught me the skill of hand embroidery to neatly finish samples and add detail.
Since learning to block print, I have used technology through the laser cutter to assist with my wooden block shapes. Richard has helped me the software needed to produce the blocks.