Alice Payne: Garden of shrinking violets

WHEN : 18th January - 24th February
WHERE : Artisan

In Garden of shrinking violets, designer Alice Payne explores design for re-configurability through half-scale laser cut silk garments that can ‘grow’ or ‘shrink’ with user interaction. The work features layering, threading and knotting, drawing on traditional quilting techniques to form embellished surfaces. The result is a system in which the laser cut grid and knotting form a patterning device integral to the garments’ construction.

Image: Alice Payne, Vest: Jade and pink silk organza, 2015. Silk organza and merino wool.