Tasseography Textiles Investigates how divination and tea leaf reading can be used as a generative participatory design method to produce textile designs.
Becky introduces a newly created set of tools that facilitates the development of a shared language between herself as the designer and her participants. The Process gives participants the space to embrace the lesser-known aspects of themselves, removing preconceptions of what they may like designed for them, to design with them, encouraging them to explore an infinite number of ideas through a set of stimuli. In so doing Becky focuses less on the illustrative, representational self, and more on the abstract part of ourselves.
Becky, explores how divination has been; and is used as a visualisation, narration and interpretation method to create a sense of ‘self’ and future self. Becky invites her participants to consider the idea of future, community, togetherness, spirit and future now. She manifests these tasseography interactions through bespoke textile artworks that celebrate individual’s pleasure colours and shapes. The aim, to create authentic, bespoke abstract textile art works.