Wendy Ward is fascinated by old textiles; not just beautiful antique textiles, but everyday discarded clothing and textiles which tell a story. With a background in fashion design, Wendy has been working with recycled textiles since completing an MA in Design at the University of Brighton in 2004.
Enjoying the limitations of working with recycled textiles, her work has become very process led, allowing the materials to guide the direction of her experimentation. Often her textiles are treated in unexpected ways, such as laser cutting and combining with other materials.
The end results can have diverse applications ranging from interior textiles and clothing, to more unusual applications such as architecture, furniture and lighting. Wendy hopes to challenge today's throwaway attitude towards clothing through her work.
You can contact Wendy about her work by emailing wendyward(at)hotmail.co.uk