A b o u t

Jasmine Linington has recently graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a Master of Fine Arts in textiles.  Concerned by the devastating environmental impacts of the fashion and textile industries, Jasmine became motivated to learn more about seaweed - a highly sustainable resource – and its use as an alternative material within the industry. 

 

With an inquisitive and explorative approach to her practice, she is driven by material, tactility and innovative processes.  She has been experimenting with a variety of seaweed species foraged from beaches close to Edinburgh, Scotland, where she has been exploring the material as a fibre, natural dye and as an embellishment piece.  

 

Her work looks at seaweed in new and inventive ways, currently showcasing seaweed’s unique position within the luxury textile market for fashion and interiors.  She creates innovatively constructed textile pieces and fabrics with digital and hand embroidery techniques that have been naturally dyed and embellished.  Staying true to her values, Jasmine aspires to make beautiful, timeless textiles that are treasured forever.

 

Jasmine is currently developing ready-made accessories for fashion and interiors as well as producing bespoke, commissioned pieces including fashion-based textiles along with interior artwork and wall-hangings for private clients.   

A w a r d s  &  a c h i e v e m e n t s  

2019           Craft Scotland Graduate Award 2019 

 

                   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

P u b l i c a t i o n s

2019, October             Craft Scotland - Make It Green - https://www.craftscotland.org/journal/article/sourcing-seaweed-for-sustainable-textiles-with-jasmine-linington    

2019, September          CRAFTS magazine - The next generation - https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/10-to-watch-our-pick-of-this-years-craft-graduates/  

2019, September          Cloud magazine 

2019, August                Dezeen - https://www.dezeen.com/2019/08/07/jasmine-linington-seaweed-girl-couture-clothing/ 

2019, June                   Edinburgh College of Art - Degree show story feature - https://www.degreeshow.eca.ed.ac.uk/2019/story/jasmine-linington-textiles-mfa-sustainability-and-seaweed

2016, October             Country Homes & Interiors magazine 

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