Becky Dodman Wainwright
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.
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.
- Tasseography for Textile Design 2020 - 2021 (Fine Art Textiles - ongoing)
- Renaissance Moves 2019 Arts Council and Creative Technology Network South West Funded(Embroidery)
- For the Love 2018-19 (Knitwear)
- Cats and Flowers 2018 (Art Works for Prints and Cross Stitch)
- Family 2017-18 (Knitwear)
- Fuzzy Boobs and Merkins 2017 (Tufted Textiles for Garments)
- Metamorphosis 2015-2016 Arts Council Funded (Knitwear)
- Wendell 2013 (Knitwear)
- Hundertwasser 2012 (Knitwear)
- Psychedelic Seraphine 2011 (Knitwear)
New York Talking Textiles, Selvedge, Cover Magazine Issue 64, VICE Magazine, Tribe Magazine, Simply Knitting, Knit Now, Herald.
Writing, Honors, Awards and Residencies
Cultivator Cornwall. Sept 2021 - Ongoing
Sub-Text - Peer-Reviewed Academic Journal Article. Sept 2021 Using tasseography to co-design bespoke textile outputs. Arts University Plymouth. UK
Arts University Plymouth Fab Lab Residency exploring Craft with Digital Technologies. Made@EU Feb 2015
Finalist for Knitted Textiles Award 2011, Alexandra Palace, London
International Halls, Harrogate, the Knitting and Stitching Shows, UKHKA
Shortlisted for the Hammerson Fashion Innovation Award at Graduate Fashion Week 2011, Earls Court London
Finalist for Knitwear Designer of the Year Clothes Show Live, 2010, Birmingham NEC
Tasseography for Textile Design 2020 - 2021: Arts Council Funded.
Renaissance Moves 2019: Arts Council Funded and Creative Technology Network South West Funded.
Metamorphosis 2015-2016: Arts Council Funded.
Made@EU Fab Lab Plymouth Residency Feb 2015: Arts University Plymouth and Made@EU Funded.
Becky’s research explores themes of transition, participatory design, and relational aesthetics in art, in addition, Becky explores rhetorical design theory and visual wellbeing with textile art outputs.
Inspired by Henri Mattise, Patrick Heron and textile artist Elenor Stonaker, Becky explores the interplay between relational theory, colour, and performance.
Mediums: Tapestry Weaving, Tufting, Domestic Knitting Machine, Hand-Knit, Crochet, Mixed Media, Textiles, Pattern Cutting, Draping on the Stand, Knit Pattern Development, generative participatory design processes.
Tasseography Textiles. Ocean Studios, Plymouth. Sept - Oct 2021
Making It. Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, July - Sept 2021
Lavish: Stuart House, Liskeard, Cornwall, UK Nov 2017
BarrellUp : Studio 102, Vauxhall Street, Plymouth, UK Aug 2016
Loop: Studio 102, Vauxhall Street, Plymouth, UK May 2016
Metamorphosis (Arts Council Funded, Dom Moore and Arts University Plymouth supported): Lift Gallery, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, UK Jan-Feb 2016