Inspired by overgrown stone walls that guard Polkerris Beach, this three layer screen-printed repeat wallpaper has a pearlescent ground with highlights of gold metallic pigment.
A four layer screen-printed multidirectional repeat design on a natural fibre linen inspired by the incredible fluid structures of driftwood.
A devore sheer curtain sample that uses the contrasting shine and matte of the fabric as well as dyeing and screen-printing processes to replicate the movement and depth of coastal waves.
A digitally printed sheer curtain sample showcasing a manipulation of landscape painting and photography.
Taking inspiration from fallen rocks off coastal cliffs and juxtaposing the five layer screen-printed design onto a beautifully soft, lightweight wool fabric.
Two jacquard samples both imitating the textures and lines found in Polridmouth rock pools.
Wet pebbles underfoot inspired the artwork and fabric choice of this digitally printed multidirectional design.
A textile art piece that acknowledges the Wabi-Sabi philosophy of finding the beauty in imperfection and the Japanese art of Kintsugi.
Emily Knight is a print designer that finds much of her inspiration in the natural world. Using photography and digital processes to enhance her high level of drawing ability, Emily enjoys creating designs that show depth and texture which complement interior settings.
'Coastlines Through a Wabi-Sabi Lens' is a collection of interior textiles that aims to highlight the magnificence of the Cornish coastline paired with the philosophy of Wabi-Sabi, which can be summarised as a movement that appreciates the splendour in the mundane, age, wear, and at the conception and destruction of life. This latest collection by Emily serves to bring nature within the home and to create an atmosphere that dissipates the stresses of everyday life. Being active and forward-driven, as shown by establishing the LSU Arts Society in her first year of University, Emily will continue to build her business creating handcrafted homeware and fashion accessories out of her designs. She aims to expand into selling digitally printed fabrics and wallpapers with screen printed details and into freelance work.
Diploma in Professional Studies (2018) Exhibited at the Art Couture Painswick (2018) Exhibited designs at Premier Vision (2017) Chair for LSU Arts Society (2017) Established the LSU Arts Society (2016) Charnwood Arts Exhibition, ‘My Textiles Story’, (2016) Received a merit grade at Art Foundation Degree (2015)
Employed by BN Group to design packaging for skincare products (2018) Established and continues to develop Emily Laura Designs (2018)
August 2017 - July 2018
Rapture & Wright Timorous Beasties Art Couture Painswick Parker & Jules KJS Studio Fusion CPH