Hello, My name is Farrah Seyedi who is a Textile Graduate and a textile designer-maker! Here is my portfolio of work I am proud of. Enjoy!
Drawing Project in the first year
Denim jacket project inspired by stones
A mixture of embroidery, applique and puff painting were used to create relief textures, bringing organic patterns to life.
Multiplication cells in collaboration with One Hut Full
While my textile samples were inspired by multiple cells, we collaboration with One Hut Full, by using their white-faced Dartmoor wool and got given a colour palette to work from.
Knitted vest inspired by folkloric tales, Hansel and Gretel
Personal Sculptural project
Sunflower, lime and lemons were the focused motifs from the flowers and fruit elements, coming from the instagrammable summer project brief set over the summer holidays.
Dreamcatcher necklace kits in collaboration with Make at 140
Second Year of Textile Practices collaborated with Make at 140 Vauxhall Street, creating kit products. Dream catcher necklace kits were created consisting of three colour way choices, influenced by dream catcher concept from part 1: Personal sculptural project.
Jewellery collaboration inspired by crystals
Repeat pattern designs were produced by using photoshop, replicating drawings with the paint bucket tools, varying group composition and scale.
Personal project inspired by Jellyfish
First of all, drawing styling jellyfishes were influenced by a illustrator, Luke Dixon, taking surface pattern development into photoshop.
Paint Jam Auction at the Plymouth Art Weekender
Stand Out Exhibition at Studio 102
Joules Live Brief
Joules was one of the live briefs that we were given and were allowed to adapt our colour palette that was given by Senior and Junior Textile Designers. This was one of the live briefs that I have enjoyed across my textiles degree, as I have thoroughly enjoyed the 'British Seaside' concept. As I developed the 'British Seaside' concept further by visiting St. Ives and took photographs exploring unusual angles in order to make my designs look engaging in conversational styles. I interpreted the conversational pathway relating to the seaside concept, by focusing on boats, sea waves, flip flops and beach huts influenced by Remy Goddard, a Printed Textiles graduate from Leeds Arts University.
Society of Dyers and Colourists - Nature and Colour
For this competition brief, I bought lilies florals from Marks and Spencers creating blooming movement from the central point, relevant to the 'Nature and Colour' theme. I decided to focus on lilies florals as I am very drawn to colour and patterns within the botanical theme and the ways in which they change form in shape and its hidden intricate details; particularly their petals and transformation. The Lily floral was interpreted into a biomimicry context by looking at how the Lily flower bloomed and observed how the flower changes from a bud through to the fully bloomed flower.
Adapt, Make and Respond
I chose to re-visit the SDC (Society of Dyers and Colourists) competition brief, which was the lily design that I originally collaged my drawings and paintings together. It took many forms in patterns, colour and is an abstract image taking inspirations from different artists and painters. I have broken down the three words, to show how I responded to each of those three words into different suggested product ideas.
I decided to focus the concept of 'Tactile Textiles', because I really wanted to deepen my understanding and interest into taking the touch and sight senses further from my practice-led dissertation, extending abstract animal patterns further. I took the origination of my practice-led dissertation into a concept of 'Tactile Textiles' by experimenting with scale and pattern.
Abstract animal patterns such as giraffe shapes, tiger and elephant lines, cheetah circles lemur stripes and peacock shapes were my starting points, as I am very drawn to colour and patterns within the nature theme and the ways in which they form in shape and its aesthetic; particularly encapsulating the two of the five senses, touch and sight. Taste was naturally ruled out because of the textile nature of this project. This had originally been informed by my dissertation research which has thoroughly opened many doors to tactility. This allowed me to explore a mixture of intricate and simplified drawings with mark making images, by paying attention to directions and pattern, influenced by this concept and interacting with its adaptability.
Elephant wrinkled stripes
Screen printing work experience at Zandra Rhodes Enterprise
RedPod Artists Exhibition at The Clay Factory
I showcased a square cushion at the RedPod Artists exhibition as part of the Christmas Tree Festival.
Front cushion design (left) and Back cushion design (right)
Creating my own folded labels