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MA Textile Design

Alumni of our Graduate School pursue careers in the fields of fine art, craft and design, as practising artists, teachers, curators, and as gallery, theatre and technical professionals. Others go on to prepare for doctoral study, and set up viable projects as socially engaged and community-based practitioners.

<p>Our programmes offer professional skills development to support our students as they progress within industry, self-employment (in the Creative Industries sector) and further Level 7 and 8 studies. The second module offers an opportunity to test out the practices being investigated by individual students within an appropriate, live setting.</p>

Our Graduates

<p>Becky is a textile and knitwear designer based in Cornwall. Her work combines new technologies with traditional craft to produce thought-provoking knitwear and textile collections. Becky works across fashion and bespoke craft disciplines engaging with each part of the make process to produce psychedelic energetic artworks.</p> <p dir="ltr">Becky teaches on our BA (Hons) Textile Design course. She has achieved a MA with Distinction in Textile Design. Previously she lectured on the BA (Hons) Fashion Design course for five years. <br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Textile Collections: </strong></p><ul><li>Tasseography for Textile Design 2020 - 2021 (Fine Art Textiles - ongoing)</li><li>Renaissance Moves 2019 Arts Council and Creative Technology Network South West Funded(Embroidery)</li> <li>For the Love 2018-19 (Knitwear)</li> <li>Cats and Flowers 2018 (Art Works for Prints and Cross Stitch)</li> <li>Family 2017-18 (Knitwear)</li> <li>Fuzzy Boobs and Merkins 2017 (Tufted Textiles for Garments)</li> <li>Metamorphosis 2015-2016 Arts Council Funded (Knitwear)</li> <li>Wendell 2013 (Knitwear)</li> <li>Hundertwasser 2012 (Knitwear)</li> <li>Psychedelic Seraphine 2011 (Knitwear)</li></ul><p><strong>Press: </strong><a href=""><br />New York Talking Textiles</a>, <a href="">Selvedge</a>, Cover Magazine Issue 64, <a href="">VICE Magazine</a>, Tribe Magazine, Simply Knitting, Knit Now, Herald.</p>
Natalia Lombardi
<p dir="ltr">Natalia is a sustainable textile researcher who graduated from Arts University Plymouth with an MA in Textile Design in 2022. Originally from Brazil, Natalia credits her cultural heritage as playing a big part in influencing her work and research during her MA journey. </p> <p dir="ltr">During her MA, Natalia participated in the Fabricademy Textile Academy Bootcamp 2022 in Onl’Fait, the Fablab in Geneva, Switzerland, deepening her knowledge of biofabrication, biocouture and circular fashion. The final outcome of Natalia’s MA research was a carnival garment influenced by traditional Brazilian ‘maracatu’ performances, embroidered and embellished with iridescent handmade agar biotextile flowers.<br /></p> <p dir="ltr">Now Natalia forms half of Art University Plymouth's Innovation Fellowship for StudioLab, developing experimental research into the intersection between computation, biology, smart materials, wearables and digital environments.</p>

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