EVIE FRANCIS : EXPERIMENTAL SAMPLES
Dimensions: Sample 1: 7.5 x 13.5 cm | Sample 2: 10.5 x 8 cm | Sample 3: 10 x 12.5 cm | Sample 4: 13 x 12.5 cm
Materials: Hand-dyed spun silk, hand-dyed nylon monofilament, Lurex yarn and copper wire
Evie graduated from the BA (Hons) Textiles for Fashion & Interiors course at UCA Farnham in 2017, specialising in woven textiles. In 2018 Evie enrolled on the MA Textiles course, where she continues to experiment with unconventional materials in her work, such as hand-dyed nylon monofilament and copper wire, to produce three-dimensional, handwoven textiles.
Colour also plays an important role in Evie’s work and when exploring the archives at the Crafts Study Centre, she was drawn to the saturated colours and shimmering, iridescent surfaces in Geoff Roberts’ jewellery, which was then translated into weaving through the use of Lurex yarn mixed with spun silk and nylon monofilament. The use of copper wire in the weft also allows each woven piece to be manipulated by hand, creating a series of experimental samples which echo the curved, sculptural forms in the jewellery by Roberts.