These projects address the emotional in textiles.

They aim to create emotional piquance and durability in artefacts that embody participation, feeling, effect and experience.

They present the opportunity for addressing artefact as container.

If you are interested in psychology and textiles (ie textiles as veil, membrane, second skin, inside/outside, internal/external, hidden/displayed, conscious/unconscious mark-making and narrative, a means to define/map space and structure, emotive container, symbolic mediator, etc) and their meeting place then these projects will be additionally illuminating.


Project 1: 

Fabric of the Family

This is a group stitch project working around the theme of family.

The first phase of the project is ‘multiple families’ and addresses areas relating to separation, divorce and step-family.

Resulting artworks will be exhibited in 2011.

If you have experience of any of the above and are interested to participate in a pioneering group textiles work (for exhibition) then please leave your interest below. Thank you.

Project 2: 

Participatory Design for Fashion

Phase One of this exciting commercial project offers Participatory Design for children’s fashion.

Phase Two introduces Participatory Design for womenswear.

If this is an area you are interested in contributing to (design, making, packaging, marketing, etc), then please leave a message below. Thank you.

19 thoughts on “MORE PROJECTS – emotionally durable design

  1. I would love to hear more on both projects, being a teacher of textiles and also from a fashion background. Thanks, sounds interesting.

  2. I am part of a weird and wonderful family who have been put on separate paths by divorce; I often tell people that I am part of three different families. I am also a textile design student in Melbourne Australia. Would love to be involved, but I if can’t be, I would love to be updated. Sounds like a great project.

  3. Very interested particularly in project 1 on a personal level and as an educator. Please also keep me informed of project 2. Good luck

  4. I’d love to take part in ‘Fabric of the Family’ – speaks to me on many levels. Please let me know when and where …

  5. I would very much appreciate contributing to/participating in the fabric of the family project. Speaks to my experience and the stem of my creative endeavours thus far.

  6. I’d love to take part in ‘Fabric of the Family’ – speaks to me on many levels. Please let me know when and where …

  7. I am very interested in getting involved, listening, helping….I live in Dublin…..come visit

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