Cathryn Hall

I love creativity that comes from working with waste materials and re-imagining them in new forms and how these fits into local systems.

Q&A

What craft do you work with?

I work at the intersection between craft-making and industrial design working with recycled textile fibres and transforming them into non-woven, yarns and knitted materials. I have been a knitted textile designer-maker since my bachelor’s education, but in a more recent shift I have decided to focus on how to use waste materials, fibres and transform these.

What inspires you to work with this craft?

I love creativity that comes from working with waste materials and re-imagining them in new forms and how these fits into local systems. Craft plays a vital role in the spectrum of design and is important part of exploring solutions for the wasted resources that our industries produce.

How would you best describe your workspace and what tools could you not do without?

My workspace is changeable, I visit waste facilities and bring materials back. I am inspired by others work and the whole process comes together.

Are there new techniques you would like to try?

I am excited to try different twisting, spinning and braiding techniques using complex materials.

What have you learnt or the best advice you have received that you would like to share with fellow crafters?

The best advice I have been given is to just give anything a go. There is no disaster or mistake that cannot be learnt from or making experience that didn’t surprise me.

What other types of craft do you dream of collaborating with?

In the future I would like to work with non-woven processes and would like to work with companies to explore how textile waste can be utilised.

Media & Contact

Representation

Design School Kolding

 

References

Website: cathrynannekahall.co.uk

Instagram: anneka.textiles

 

Location

Kolding, Denmark

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