MA Textile Design
I am a surface pattern designer specialising in printed textiles, influenced by nature and urban structures extracting information and interprets them into a new form of surface design for wellbeing. In particular, my masters project ‘A Migraine Crisis’ looks at alleviating the symptoms of migraines by creating soothing tactile spaces from luxurious printed textiles such as satin, velvet and organdy cotton. Responding to research from clinical neurologists, scientists, patients and surveys of migraines I used science and data to inform my practice.
During my research, I identified three keywords related to easing the symptoms of a migraine: air, light and weight. Responding to these words I created three surfaces which are adaptable curtains supporting different levels of symptoms. My MA has supported me in a deeper level of understanding, knowledge and skill illustrating purpose that refines the responses through design. The importance of my practice is communicating experiences benefiting migraine symptoms and feel this is an area that is untouched in the industry but vitally required.