Emily Jayne Higgs

Emily Jayne Higgs

Emily Jayne Higgs

COURSE: Textiles 2020


Constructed Textiles 2020


Sedimentary Narrative

Sedimentary Narrative is a range of woven material concepts and fabrics for ‘homely office’ interior spaces.

This collection centres around the conflict between Control and Mania during the formation of sedimentary rocks and minerals.

Minerals are created through a delicate balance of immense heat and pressure, and the slightest alteration in either factor can completely alter the resultant mineral form. It is an intricately controlled process, with the possibility for unpredictable results. This inspires visual and structural experimentation through warp and weft floats and tension play. Meanwhile, the layers seen in rocks such as Banded Iron Formations inform tonal colour and patterns that evoke the transitional process of these rocks, and the wider Earth itself.

While often overlooked by the everyday eye, these sedimentary forms narrate Earth’s gigantic and everchanging landscape. They tell this story in a gentle and subtle way, with details that demand close attention; this textile collection replicates this feeling. Combining material manipulation techniques and contrasting yarn qualities, with considered interjections of colour, the collection showcases understated yet beautifully dramatic fabrics and woven concepts.

Music: bensound.com