sophie zajicek

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Occupation Textile Design and Innovation
Location London, United Kingdom
Introduction Currently a PhD student at the CFPR unit at UWE. Practice-led research into 3D woven materials within the circular economy. My previous work has involved designing and making woven materials in collaboration with other designers, engineers and architects. I developed work to be woven on a digital loom, which gave me scope to create fabric with more complicated woven structures on a larger scale. However, I did still use a handloom when I needed to weave with specialised materials that don’t cooperate with the industrial looms. I also like to experiment with technology outside the limits of a traditional loom. There is so much potential to innovate if you work alongside technology. It’s exciting. I love explaining to people how woven materials can work alongside industries like biomedicine (woven heart valves) and architecture as well as fashion and interiors. RCA MA Textiles graduate 2014.