Teresa C Strachan MSDC

Woven Textiles

About Teresa
Teresa is a woven textile designer maker of unique designs using sustainable and ecological hand dyed yarns which produce finished one of a kind pieces with a sensual tactile quality. She creates original woven pieces using predominantly irregular threading or morphing designs. Teresa's work portfolio includes luxury wraps, scarves, cowls, wall hangings, cushions, small bags including craft totes, and keepsake pockets. Smaller items are backed and quilted.
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Teresa is fascinated with thread design and likes to push the boundaries, apart from threading irregularities and morphing patterns, she regularly uses extra thread techniques which alter the colour spectrum of her work in a subtle way.

Teresa has a preference for spun silk and Soysilk, but is constantly looking for other sustainable and ecological yarns which retain the haptic quality she finds so important. Over time, Teresa has created a library of over 50 totally unique structures which she can refer to, combining with others or improving upon.

Teresa mostly works using pointed draft threading, with a natural preference for geometric patterns. For structure design inspiration, she has looked to Islamic art and architecture, church and cathedral tiling, patchwork techniques, and Scandinavian and Scottish knitting patterns. Colour inspiration often comes from nature.

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City and Guilds Diploma in Patchwork and Quilting 2006

BA in Textiles for Fashion and Interiors specialising in Woven Textiles 2011 University for the Creative Arts (Farnham)

MA in Textiles 2013 University for the Creative Arts (Farnham)

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