“I studied the BA (Hons) Fashion & Textiles Design course at Liverpool John Moores University pursuing the textiles pathway on the programme. I selected this course as it allowed a considerable amount of creative freedom. Throughout the course I was able to explore different aspects of art and design including life drawing, computer aided design, weaving, dying, screen printing, embroidery and fabric manipulation techniques.
During the final year of the course I focused mainly on producing a series of woven and embroidered sculptural textiles. This body of work focused on my interest in specialising in creating fine art textiles.
Initially, the pieces were woven using paper, plastics and other materials. I then embellished the surface with machine embroidery. Finally, I explored various methods in applying heat to the surface in order to sculpt the cloth.”