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Chelsea Nelson

Master of Surface Pattern and Textiles

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About me

I am a textile designer and artist that has a passion for designing and making artwork that is inspired by going on nature walks and taking in my surroundings. Growing up in Northumberland and living by the coast has influenced my love of nature and the outdoors, which inspires my creativity and projects.

During my MA, I have continued to explore and adapt my skills further by pushing myself out of my comfort zone to develop techniques and my style as an artist.

Growing up in Northumberland has encouraged my love of nature. From the calming beaches to the picturesque landscapes, it has fostered an appreciation and connection with the environment which has become my inspiration for my project. I’ve always enjoyed being out in nature as I find it relaxing and it inspires my creativity, giving me a space to escape to by exploring nature walks across Northumberland and Lancashire. My project aims to take the viewer on my personal journey through the Northeast and Northwest by using weaving techniques and styles to narrate the nature walks and emotions experienced.

Primary image taken of a nature walk at Ingram Valley in Northumberland.

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Primary image of the Old railway bridge over the River Ribble in Preston, Lancashire.

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Exploring paper weaving using primary images in contrasting colour and greyscale photographs.

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Paper weaving sampling using photographs, map cut outs and coloured paper.

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Experimenting using colour to express emotions by paper weaving with photographs, coloured card and map cut outs.

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Photographs of the development and planning process of making weaves.

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Experimentation of twill weaving techniques using Primary images taken in Lancashire and Northumberland.

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Paper weave development using a mix of paper materials and weaving techniques.

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Exploration of paper weaving on a bigger scale.

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Bigger scale paper weave development.

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Keywords: Paper weaving, Colours, Photography, Nature walks, Northumberland, Lancashire


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