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Keeva Welsh

Master of Surface Pattern and Textiles

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About me

Hi my name is Keeva and I am a Postgraduate Student in Surface Pattern and Textiles, based in Manchester. On this journey I have discovered that I am an Artist first and then a Pattern Designer. Building up the confidence to be able to use Photoshop has been key for me, to form repeat patterns stemmed from my Art and Textile samples.

The ability to reflect has been another important, yet rewarding part of my MA, as well as networking with fellow students and relevant practitioners. I want to represent nature in a distinct way, to make the viewer see what common organic forms and found objects can achieve – useful materials can be found in unexpected places.

Having always had a passion for combing the natural world and textiles, in particular organic forms and found objects, my project celebrates their natural and unique qualities. My practice explores how these elements translate marks and colours onto a range of surfaces, as well as researching into the science behind it – all being documented within a recipe book. Using a range of Fine Art and Textile methods, to form tactile, ‘zero waste’ samples, these are the catalyst for the repeat pattern process, making Photoshop the last element, ready for the next stage of my designs becoming beautiful interior products.

External

  • Received a Special Mention in the Wraptious Summer Competition - 2023
  • Accepted into the 20:20 Print Exchange - 2020
  • Learner of the Term Nominee. Art and Design Foundation Diploma - 2018
  • Creative Arts Student of the Year. SCC Eccles Sixth Form College - 2016

Blue Lilies

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Rainbow Lilies

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Flower Smash

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Eco-Print Process - 1

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Eco-Print Process - 2

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Eco-Print Process - 3

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Two Eco-Prints

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Visualisation - Two Eco-Prints as Wallpaper

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Visualisation - Blue Lilies as Wallpaper

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Keywords: Nature, Natural, Mark Making, Interior, Repeat Patterns, Forage, Natural Dyes, Photoshop, Textiles, Textile Design, Organic, Organic Forms, Food Waste, Plants, Plant Material, Materials, Surface Pattern Design, Fashion, Household, Innovation


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