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Hidden beauty - blue chair in black room

Hidden beauty - blue chair in black room

The designs have been applied to an interior space. The black walls provide an effective background which emulates the natural bed rock that hide minerals and gems within. This serves to emphasise the bright flashes of colour added by the fabrics.

Levels - a different perspective

Levels - a different perspective

The observer is invited to view the image from different perspectives; to lead their eye along different pathways. These changes in angle provide an insight into the differing heights and patterns created by the sides of the hexagonal prisms.

Convex concave

Convex concave

I wanted to present a visual expression of the differing experience of the listener to performance. Tonal and emotional responses vary from the position from which the piece is observed. It’s three dimensional form allows altered perception depending upon the viewpoint from which it is observed. The piece can be presented as either a concave bowl or as a convex dome, either individually or in concert as a repeating pattern on a flat background.
I enjoyed the precision required to construct the net, planning the orientation of the yarn wraps and the selection of the view points from which it could be observed.

Patterns within

Patterns within

This piece strikes only one balance between the diversity of the individual elements of the yarn wraps and their strong pattern potential to create texture in both two and three dimensions. It is extremely flexible, and this offer holds clear development potential as the yarn wraps can be placed in any position, orientation or order to produce strong lines that draw the eye or more contained ambient patterns. The entire piece can be tessellated so that the desired effect can be extended over as small or as large an area as needed.



An expanded view of one of the motifs seen in Triptych to create a repeating pattern. A strong image is created through the central element of each hexagon as they meet at each edge. New triangular and diamond shapes are created though the combination of yarn wraps.

Theodora Hall

I have specialised in woven design, using inspiration from nature and found items to produce innovative approaches to fabric design.

My pieces have been designed and produced to inform fabrics and other materials to decorate a variety of learning spaces. My inspiration was drawn from the visual elements of my great grandmother’s grand piano.
As learning spaces can be very diverse, I wanted to create something that was flexible and could be adapted to a variety of settings. I also wanted to produce something that was innovative and obviously different from examples in learning spaces that I had seen and researched. The strongly repetitive interior of the piano suggested a modular approach that could be enhanced or expanded at will and my attention to detail meant that I was able to identify and draw on a number of visual cues that could be interpreted into an exciting mix of form, colour, shape, texture and pattern but without being too recurrent or derivative. The possibilities for the design of the modules and the presentation tableau seemed limitless. I found that these combinations allowed me to produce very diverse, fine and detailed work that I believe is a strength that has helped to make the pieces successful.
There is no doubt that my work is very different from that which I had planned before the pandemic. I have had to rely on my flexibility and resourcefulness and innovation to adapt my pieces to a yarn wrap format. That said, I have managed to produce some very fine and detailed work which is relevant and easily delivered as a conventional weave. I believe that my focus upon particular cues and the detail and quality of my pieces strongly supports my interest in fine fabrics, historical influences and textile restoration.

Final year project

A life known through what is left behind


'20 Diploma of Professional Studies


I have undertaken work experience in three separate businesses, in different areas of the textile industry.
Helen Foot is a sole weaver who creates hand woven accessories. During my time with her I learnt about financing, marketing, working with customers, creating woven textiles, sales and commissions, mood boards, yarn wraps, weave structures, prototypes and the finishing process.
The second company I worked for was Gainsborough Silk Weaving, a company that produces high end, woven interior fabrics. The main focus of my work there included organisation of resources, stock inventory, use of excel, time management and problem solving, colour palettes, maintaining standards and quality control and presentation of products.
My final placement was the wool spinning company John Arbon Textiles. Here I was fully involved in the yarn production process from sourcing wool to the final yarn products. I learnt how to undertake: carding; combing; spinning; folding; coning; hank winding and labelling. This work involved working with heavy machinery and great attention to safe working practices.
I worked extremely hard for each company and believe that I demonstrated a high level of commitment. The roles required me to communicate effectively with colleagues and customers alike. I was keen to learn about the way that each company worked and to acquire new skills at each and I have achieved this aim. My involvement in company shows, exhibitions and sales show that I am flexible in the way that I work and my ability to meet tight deadlines. I have excellent references from each company.


July 2018 - July 2018

Studio Assisstant, Helen Foot Design

August 2018 - November 2018

Design Studio Assisstant, Gainsborough Silk Weaving

January 2019 - August 2019

Mill Assisstant, John Arbon Textiles