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Woven Fringe Design

The wool yarn has been tied onto woven floats to create fluffy fringes.

Large Pleated Design

Wool, bamboo and a feature mohair loop yarn have been used to create larger, more structured pleats.

Woven Pocket Design

Pockets have been woven alongside quilted sections to enable comforting interaction with the design.

Woven Fringe Design

The woven fringe is soothing to touch and alleviates feelings of loneliness.

Susannah Richards

The natural movement and reflections that are created by reeds and plants encased by water have visually inspired this project. This Waterland area captures a sense of natural harmony with the constant movement and interaction of the water and plants, which informs my concept of bringing comfort to people that are experiencing loneliness, due to a lack of touch and social interaction with friends and family. This sensory project focuses on touch and how different textures can be handwoven with a variety of yarn choices. I have created an array of textures, from padded pockets to silky pleats and fluffy fringing, all of which can be safely used in a modern home and will build a positive space for people’s wellbeing. Along with these tactile handwoven pieces, a silk warp has been used to create beautiful draping fabric with elements of texture that are visually exciting to look at as well as touch. The collection also includes woven jacquard fabrics that have been digitally developed from my visual research. Inspired by my initial photography, the project’s bright and enriching colour palette has been developed through my paintings and drawings that inspire my own individual style across my work.

Final year project

Fluid Serenity


2020 Première Vision, Paris - Exhibiting Designer