The concept of resilience, the process of springing back into shape and withstanding adversity, has long interested me. When first studying textiles I was fascinated by the flexibility of fabrics, their ability to return to their original shape and form after use. My thinking around this has evolved through my projects, where, particularly in arts and health work, the word ‘resilience’ is frequently used. A material response for me includes addressing the importance of connection for individuals and communities when engaging with textiles, using resonant materials and extending the life of pieces ...


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