Emma Burniston’s research into the british woollen industry for her dissertation gave her an enthusiasm to use what is available locally and ties into the utilitarian conventions of folk art. The incentive for others to consider using fabric manufactured in Britain will be created using an unexpected mixture of fabrics in varying weights from the traditional to the unconventional. These are patchworked together referencing traditional peasant quilts constructed in Devon during the 18th century. Surreal aspects of the silhouette and Emma’s approach to layering are highlighted through the use of check. Contrasting patterns of similar colouring aims to distort the eye and confuse the shape.
Emma Burniston will be showcasing her collection at Sustain on Friday 14th of June.