The first of three handwoven Organza pussybows, layered with a digitally printed Voile.
The second of three handwoven Organza pussybows, layered with a digitally printed Voile.
The final of three handwoven Organza pussybows, layered with a digitally printed Voile.
A handwoven Merino Wool and Silk Tweed, with accents of Raffia and hand dyed Ric-Rac Wool.
A digitally printed Ripstop Nylon, layered with clear Plastic.
A handwoven Merino Wool and Silk Tweed, with accents of Mohair and Jersey tape.
A Silk Jacquard woven fabric, focusing on a scattered composition.
A handwoven Merino Wool and Silk fabric, with a Lurex Tape weft.
Jo is a multi-disciplinary designer, specialising in Woven Textiles. Synthetic, neon accents are peppered throughout a disrupted neutral palette in her graduate collection, ‘Where the Mountain Meets the Sky’ (SS20).
‘Where the Mountain Meets the Sky’ (SS20) comprises visual inspiration collected from English National Parks, such as the Peak District and Lake District. Focused on conceptual notes of quintessentially British etiquette, a playful narrative personifies both the Mountain and the Sky as characters of their own. The collection surrounds itself around the whimsical tale of these two entities meeting one another, once the clouds have finally cleared. Literary influence is introduced through the poetry and musings of William Wordsworth, with particular reference to his work 'I wandered lonely as a cloud' (1804). Emphasis on linear mountain skylines, British wildflowers and panoramic landscapes can be noted throughout the collection, amongst both hand woven, Jacquard woven, and digitally printed fabrics. A trio of hand woven organza pussy bows are central to the story. Upon graduating, Jo is hoping to work within the creative industries.
Nominated for 'TexSelect' (2019) Designs exhibited at Première Vision (2017/19) 'Worshipful Company of Weavers' Scholarship recipient (2018) Selected to attend the 'Making It In Textiles' Conference, Bradford (2018) Awarded a 'Wool Marketing Board' award at the Bradford Textiles Society Competition (2017)
September 2017 - September 2018
Burberry - Fabric and Mill intern Zandra Rhodes - Studio intern Rare Thread - Studio intern Tatty Devine - Jewellery Design intern Christabel Balfour - Studio intern Anna Lomax - Set Design intern