Final year project
Everyday Escapism [Read more]
When planning her collection, Alice focuses on a bright colour palette, heavily inspired by fauvism and the idea of subverting natural landscapes using unnatural colours but also colours which evoke a sense of joy. Using research into colour theory the warmth in the colour palette was developed with the intent of bringing happiness and hope into homes.
Hand Woven Designs
Developed from her expressive oil paintings, these samples were woven on a hand-painted Tencel warp, with a focus on creating texture through the weft.
Interior Visualisation of a 'Work From Home' Space
Alice developed a Jacquard art piece inspired by traditional tapestry weavings.
Single cloth handwoven sample, 100% hand-dyed Tencel warp and weft. Gradient Twill effect to create a soothing fabric with a silky soft drape, perfect for soft furnishings such as scatter cushions.
Hand Dyed Tencel Yarn
Alice Joanna Turner
Alice Joanna Turner is a dedicated textiles graduate specialising in woven design. Her collections often draw inspiration from natural landscapes with a focus on creating fabrics to inject colour and a sense of joy into our everyday spaces.
With most of the general population spending most of their time indoors over the past year, Alice felt inspired to create a collection that appreciates the local landscapes but is bold and colourful and most importantly happy.
Using a vibrant colour palette inspired by the fauvism movement and the Colorado wildflower season, and drawing inspiration from her gestural paintings of local landscapes, Alice developed a collection of interior textiles consisting of soft furnishings and a compositional tapestry piece devised of three corresponding jacquard lengths. Alice has a strong focus on sustainability within her work and experiments with sustainable yarns, all of the handwoven samples in this collection were made using silk and Tencel warps.
Final year project
'20 Exhibited designs at Premiere Vision.
Alice completed a two-month internship with Pierre Frey, where she maintained the showroom at Chelsea Harbour and focused on developing samples for their 'Le Manach' Jacquard collection. This experience was invaluable and provided an extensive understanding of the varying qualities of interior fabrics on the luxury markets as well as current and classic trends.