Friday, 12 September 2014

Sptialfields Shoot.

A collaboration with Vanners Silk Weavers and Felix Wolodymyr Chabluk Smith.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Dezeen . IDE . RCA . Textiles

A fellow RCA IDE graduate, Oluwaseyi Sosanya invents a 3D weaving machine, in collaboration with me! Dezeen investigate.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Monday, 24 February 2014

maison d'exceptions @ premier vision

Learning to tie wisteria fibre at the Yushisha stand, Maison d'Exceptions
Last week Hana, Jennie and I were reunited with four of the Japanese craftsmen and mills we visited in October (Nishiyama Silk Mill, Tamiya Raden, Yushisha and Amaika Textile Industry). It was wonderful to see their highly skilful fabrics on show at Maison d'Exceptions at Premier Vision, Paris and we were very privileged to have designed a collection of fabrics for Nishiyama Silk Mill.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Fiat/RCA Collaboration

Check out this review of the Fiat and Royal College of Art collaboration I took part in at the end of 2013. Our concept was the new 'Cheerfully Irresponsible' Fiat 500.

Cheerfully Irresponsible

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Cardiovascular grafts. Woven?

Biomedical Structures, USA, develop and produce biomedical textiles. Why is this relevant to me? BMS utilise the specific properties of woven structures to create materials for medical applications. Living and breathing weave.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Material Lab

Material Lab's response to this year's RCA Work in Progress show. Click the image to find out more.

Material Lab, London.

Japanese Weave

In October 2013 I spent a few weeks in Japan visiting artisan mother of pearl weavers, kimono archives and specialist wisteria weavers by the coast and silk mills in the shadow of the Hakusan mountain. I will always remember the welcoming, jolly atmosphere created by all the new friends I made in Japan. Very many thanks to Yutaka san for coordinating this fantastic experience.

Traditional Japanese house of Kyoji Tamiya of Tamiya Raden.

Tamiya san of Tamiya Raden showing us his mother of pearl fabrics. 

Learning how to reel silk in Nishiyama Sangyo Kaihatsu's silk mill, Hakusan.

Indigo dyeing in the silk mill beneath the great mountain, Hakusan


The mountain range of Hakusan
Fresh, local wasabi