Amy Gorman Design is a small design studio creating hand woven textiles and products that feature striking and unusual colour combinations.
My designs are inspired by geometric shapes found in nature, especially plants and leaves. Drawing is the first of my design process and informs the colour palette for my warps. These paintings are often abstract with a focus on layering different mediums - mainly acrylic, gouache and ink - on a large scale to create interesting compositions and texture + colour concepts.
When translated into weaving, these concepts inspire yarn choice and extra warp and weft patterning to create designs with a strong focus on simple woven structures with dynamic striping.
Exhibitions and Awards
September 2018 - Selected for the comON Initative, Unindustria Como, Lake Como
July 2018 - Graduated Loughborough University, 1st Class Honours in Textiles: Innovation and Design
July 2018 - Shortlisted for The TexSelect Colour Award
July 2018 - TexSelect 2018
June 2018 - Exhibitor at New Designers, London
May 2018 - Hallmark UK, Winner of Live Project at Loughborough University
May 2018 - Runner-up for The Clothworkers Company Award for Interiors Fabric, The Bradford Textile Society