Isabel Dodd Textiles Environment Design, University of the Arts London

Isabel Dodd

TED Researcher, Textiles Environment Design, University of the Arts London

Isabel graduated from the RCA in 1995 with and MA in embroidered textiles, and set up her own label making innovative rubber printed and embroidered fabric for fashion accessories. Over a twelve-year period she sold her work in London at various events including Chelsea Craft Fair and Origins at Somerset House. She also sold internationally in New York and San Francisco. In 1996 she became senior lecturer for Stitch at Chelsea College of Arts. She also teaches at The Hampstead Institute for Embroidered Textiles.

Her work is technique based. Her approach is to create and develop processes, often starting with traditional ideas and applying them in novel ways. Her neoprene printing technique applied to different bases manipulates the fabric; whilst her embroidered fabric distorts and textures the surface once passed through a heat process. She is currently working with plastics and heat, embossing drawings and designs into PVC's.

Projects

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Shanghai Shirt

Prof. Becky Earley and Isabel Dodd