The Craft Council’s Directory Maker of The Week: Melanie Bowles

One of our CCD researchers has been featured as The Craft Council’s ‘Directory Maker of The Week’!
Melanie Bowles is a practicing textile designer  and Senior Lecturer in Digital Textiles at Chelsea College of Arts, specialising in printed textiles and embroidery. She is also the principal author of best selling publication ‘Digital Textile Design’ and the The Co Founder of The People’s Print based at Makerversty, Somerset House.
Melanie’s practice combines digital technology with traditional craft techniques.
 
“Recently I have been working with hand and digital embroidery techniques, translating traditional stitch structures using the commercial digital embroidery machine Tajima. Pushing the limits of the machine beyond its commercial boundaries to create ‘Digital Craftworks’ I enjoy the combining the processes of slow and fast, hand and digital using all my skills to create innovative artworks that engage the viewer to modern embroidery as an art form.” (Read more Here)