I am a designer and maker driven by the interaction of colour and pattern. Combining an intuitive yet analytical approach to textile design, I play with fabric to explore a balance of material experimentation and technical skill. My background in embroidery and textile design is central to the work I make and the methods I use. I want to draw attention to forgotten or sidelined craft techniques, rekindling a relationship with handcrafted skills, fabric, and our relationship to them.

 

A research-centered approach to textiles is something that I am passionate about, having taught both in Further and Higher art and design education for the past 7 years. The conversations and projects that I have developed as a lecturer highlight the importance I place on research, testing and play, something I strive to bring through into my own practice, thoroughly believing in specialist art and design schools and the creative environment they offer.  

 

I graduated from Embroidery BA (hons) at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2012, completing a PGDipE at University of Huddersfield in 2016. I have taught at Leeds Arts University (formally Leeds College of Art) between 2012 and 2019 as a lecturer on the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, specialising in Textiles, Fashion and Costume. During this time, I also taught at Manchester Metropolitan University on the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and have had positions teaching BA Surface Pattern and Printed Textile Design, and as a Textile Tutor on the Access to HE courses at Leeds Arts University. I am currently undertaking an MA in Textile Design: Mixed Media at the Royal College of Art and continuing to teach at the Open College of the Arts on the Textile BA program.

Get in touch to discuss collaboration and commissions. 

amy.tidmarsh@network.rca.ac.uk

@tidmarsh.studio

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