Crafted Futures: a craft/technology collaboration

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Crafted Futures is a craft/technology visual response to William Gott’s Dyehouse Pattern Book produced in 1815 whilst Gott was an apprentice in his father’s woollen mill. The work utilised craft practice to explore theories of colour contrast, assimilation and optical mixing in colour production. In collaboration with print technologist Muriel Rigout, applied craft thinking was employed in the development of the work, tacit knowledge of materials and skill were employed with formal colour theory, using textile craft processes and digital print as a modelling tool. The project was important as an example of a craft/technology collaboration, identified as a driver for commercial growth. The success of the project was discussed in terms of individual research outcomes, the success of the visual response and the success of the collaborative process. The work was exhibited at Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills, Leeds, 14 October to 27 November 2016.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Intersections
Subtitle of host publicationCollaborations in Textile Design Research Conference
Place of PublicationLoughborough
PublisherLoughborough University
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventINTERSECTIONS: Collaborations in Textile Design Research - Loughborough University London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Sept 201713 Sept 2017


Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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