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Caitlin Hinshelwood

Co-Course Leader, BA Textile Design
Central Saint Martins
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Caitlin  Hinshelwood


My textiles practice is centred on hand processes with a research focus on historical, ethnographic and folk textiles, crafts and traditions as a way of exploring narrative, community and pattern in a contemporary way. I am interested in the narrative possibilities of textiles; how textiles can be used to communicate and how they can act as repositories of personal or social history. Hand dyeing, textile screen-printing processes and the use of colour are central to my practice.

I have exhibited my work both nationally and internationally; including the Arts Council funded, solo show ‘Kissing the Shuttle’ at Cecil Sharp House, London. My textiles have received press in publications such as Crafts, The Observer, Embroidery, World of Interiors and Stylus.

Within industry I have a diverse experience of working within the arts. This includes in-house design at Paul Smith, freelance work internationally across the fashion and interior sectors and working closely with fine art practitioners such as Susan Collis. I am represented by The New Craftsmen for whom I produce textile collections for the home.