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Jo Rolfe

MA Textile Design work by Jo Rolfe

My work is created by the layering of different fabrics, which by being layered, change one another’s colour and appearance. I am interested in the concept of the screen, both in the sense of a panel that obscures and of the panel that we know as a viewing medium.

These fabrics often begin in response to architectural detail. The laser cut and stitched designs reflect a preoccupation with repeat, order and arrangement; rows, lines and columns of simple geometric shapes are layered and offset to create three-dimensionality.

I use hand and digital methods to cut and stitch designs. Fabrics are selected for the properties of their weave as well as visual appearance, and for their response to the processes of stitching, cutting, folding and wrapping techniques which I use to ‘build’ new fabrics structurally.

The aesthetic is minimalist and the influences often originate in functional items employing repeated stitch and fixings; the use of restrained colour allows the eye to focus on the structure and arrangement.

I make one-off pieces to commission and fabric which has applications in products for interiors and accessories.

Exhibition

– Jo Rolfe, MA Textile Design

Exhibition

– Jo Rolfe, MA Textile Design