A recently completed MA in Textiles at MMU has resulted in a new art practice. This follows over twenty years as a professional Manchester-based costume designer/maker, where House of Haynes Fancy Dress Hire was established in 1995.
The art practice demonstrates a fresh application of new and pre-existing skills and the understanding and application of materials. Forms and actions are devised through consideration of:
The longstanding connection with textiles is not experienced as an obligation but more in connection with the everyday, working with diverse materials, be it textiles, pastry, tents or found objects.
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