A B O U T 

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Jasmine Linington is an emerging textile artist and maker based in Edinburgh who is inspired by seaweed and its surroundings. Graduating in 2019 with a Master of Fine Arts in Textiles from Edinburgh College of Art, she spent her time exploring the potentials of this marine plant – a highly sustainable resource - and its ability to be a convincing alternative material to use within her practice.

 

With an inquisitive and explorative approach to her practice, she is driven by material, tactility, sustainability and innovative processes. Experimenting with a variety of seaweed species hand harvested, under licence, from beaches close to Edinburgh, Scotland, she uses the material as a natural dye and as unique embellishments for her textiles.  

 

Her work looks at seaweed in new and inventive ways, currently showcasing seaweed’s unique position within the luxury textile market for interiors and fashion. She works with a fibre called SeaCell (made up of seaweed and eucalyptus cellulose) to create innovatively constructed textile pieces and fabrics through the use of digital and hand embroidery techniques. She may naturally dye her fabrics before she embellishes them with her seaweed sequins and coloured beads. Staying true to her values, Jasmine aspires to make beautiful, timeless textiles that evoke a sense of tranquillity, resulting in a treasured piece.

Since graduating, Jasmine has set up her Edinburgh based studio where she undertakes bespoke commissions for private clients.  She is also developing pieces of seaweed-based textile art and interior accessories for the luxury market, alongside a collaboration with a London based maker/artist who specialises in wearable art. 

A W A R D S   &   A C H I E V E M E N T S 

2021           

 

  • Inches Carr Graduate Craft Award 2021.  £2,500 bursary to support the development and continued advancement within the field of Contemporary Craft by Scottish based graduates and emerging artists and makers, who have undertaken to study and practice within Scotland.

2020           

 

  • Shortlisted for The John Byrne Award for Innovation, 'for presenting a persuasive new idea'. 

2019          

 

  • Craft Scotland Graduate Award 2019 

  • Crafts Council -  Selected as part of their 10 TO WATCH: OUR PICK OF THIS YEAR’S BEST CRAFT GRADUATES

 

  • The University of Edinburgh.  Master of Fine Arts, textiles, Distinction 

  • TOP 50 TexSelect® 2019 designers

2016           

 

  • Emerging Creative Talent Winner of My Country Business Awards.  Country Homes & Interiors magazine     

 

  • Benenden Arts Festival 2016 – Exhibitor

2015           

 

  • Embroiderers’ Guild Graduate Showcase.  Exhibitor @ The Knitting and Stitching show in Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate and Alexandra Palace, London

  • The University of Edinburgh.  BA (Hons) Textiles, First Class

  • Winner of The Incorporation of Bonnetmakers and Dyers of Edinburgh

  • Second Prize for Textiles from the Worshipful Company of Dyers

  • Nominated for Texprint 2015

  • Runner up for Society of Dyers’ and Colourists’ Award “Buy Less, Choose Well”, International competition, regionals section

2012             

 

  • NADFAS award in recognition of achievement in Textiles and Fashion . 

2006             

 

  • Music Scholarship to Benenden School