Samples of Irish freehand machine embroidery and fabric manipulation
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Experimenting with primary research photos printed onto acetate and overlaid to create rich colour and texture.
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Drawings and Collages
A selection of drawings and collages using painted and found paper to translate my primary research.
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A selection of my research into colour inspired from manipulating the acetate photo collages. The colour palettes attempt to translate the blurring and merging of colours in landscape.
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White shadow work embroidery sample
A sample experimenting with the technique of shadow work on the digital embroidery machine. The design is inspired by rock formations in the Outer Hebrides.
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Black shadow work embroidery sample
A sample experimenting with the technique of shadow work on the digital embroidery machine, in a different colour way.
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Development samples of embroidery techniques
A selection of development samples exploring form and texture in landscape. Techniques such as shadow work, fabric manipulation and smocked sublimation print.
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Some samples exploring the abundance of moss textures in landscape.
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Visualisations of samples as fashion garments
Visualisations of a range of samples imagined as statement sleeves of garments.
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Irish freehand machine embroidery sample
A sample sewn on the Irish freehand machine exploring moss and lichen textures found on rocks in the Outer Hebrides.
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Emma Jones is drawn to the confluence of visual stimuli of landscape and the less tangible emotional connections we associate with these landscapes. Her practice is rooted in creating embroidery to elevate our awareness of our surroundings, focusing on the sensory interactions of light and movement with texture, colour and form and how these visual elements can influence notions of memory and identity. Emma seeks to create a tangible textile translation of our experiences of place. With an interest in slow design principles and emotional design theories, she sees her designs being interpreted in couture garments, focusing on bespoke, sustainable textiles that hold a story for the wearer.