A B O U T 

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 made to order 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 

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

2016           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

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