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BA (Hons) Textiles

Kirsty Slater

The integration between man made structures and the natural environment has been a main source of inspiration for my design work throughout my final year, with particular focus on the coastal town of Blackpool.  Specific emphasis has been placed on my drawing and painting work as the linear ink style that I have used has shaped the development of my work and therefore my final collection. Experimenting with a selection of fibers, I chose to specialise in linen, as the rigidity and natural qualities combined with hand-manipulated techniques successfully reflected my ideas and visions. The contrast between strong, geometric forms and soft, blended tones have greatly influenced my sampling, resulting in a graphic strength depicted throughout my collection of woven textiles, designed for an interiors context, specifically table runners. 

Kirsty Slater - Final degree show presentation

Final degree show presentation

Kirsty Slater - My interpretation of the Sagrada Familiar, Barcelona. 
Pen and ink, A1 scale.

My interpretation of the Sagrada Familiar, Barcelona. Pen and ink, A1 scale.

Kirsty Slater - A selection of woven woolen samples.

A selection of woven woolen samples.

Kirsty Slater - A selection of woven samples combining linen, cotton and monofilament. Photograph taken by photographer Luke Sampson.

A selection of woven samples combining linen, cotton and monofilament. Photograph taken by photographer Luke Sampson.

Kirsty Slater - A 60 inch table runner, working with a weft float structure and hand- manipulated processes. Combining linen and cotton in both warp and weft.

A 60 inch table runner, working with a weft float structure and hand- manipulated processes. Combining linen and cotton in both warp and weft.

Kirsty Slater

Tags: Colour, Interiors, Linen, Structure, Table Runners, Textiles, Weave

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