Rebecca Cooper

During the past two years, I have taken an experimental approach to apply technical understanding of the Dubied knit machines with a variety of knit processes; exploring the machinery’s potential to create innovative fabrics by combining techniques.

This collection exploits the inherent properties of knitted structures to create three-dimensional surface form. Taking inspiration from industrial structures and buildings to inform line, structure and colour, the knitted fabrics explore distortion, movement and directionality. Next year, I hope to continue studying at the University of Leeds on one of the Masters programmes. I wish to further my technical understanding of Textiles and to expand upon themes explored in my dissertation relating to Biotechnology and the development of new and sustainable resources. The independent study provided me with insight into the scientific aspects of Textiles and their applications – a contrast to the design content on this course.