REFLECTION OF THE SUN

REFLECTION OF THE SUN (SOLKATT)

Reflection of the sun (Solkatt) is an experimental and innovative BA project in
textile design by Johanna Samuelsson at The Swedish School of Textiles 2014.

By working with the techniques woven shibori and foil print, the interaction
between patterned surfaces and light is explored in a textile decoration.

The work is a meeting between construction of textiles and treatment of
surface, between industrial digital jacquard weaving and printing by hand,
between shibori and modern technology.

Additional pattern threads that are woven with shrink yarn create the patterned
structures. When the fabric is exposed to heat, the fabric molds itself. This creates
a resist that is printed with foil.

The textiles are inspired by the sun, how the intense light dance, reflect and glitter
over a surface.

Material: Cotton warp, polyester weft with additional pattern threads in shrinking yarn.
Technique: Woven shibori, digital jacquard weave, foil print by hand.


Exhibitions


NORDIC CRAFT AND DESIGN
Showcasing furniture, fashion, lighting, ceramics, glass, metalwork and jewellery,
Nordic Craft and Design highlights the superb quality and creativity inherent in
design from the region and features pieces from 1930 to the present day. Designers
and crafts people from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden will be represented,
as well as other makers who are inspired by Nordic design.

Manchester Art Gallery, United Kingdom
Friday 6 July 2018–Sunday 7 July 2019

 

DESIGNCENTRUM
Group exhibition with craft theme, showing
UNG SVENSK FORM 2018
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EMMA DAHLQVIST
JOHANNA NESTOR
JOHANNA SAMUELSSON
Designcentrum, Östersund, Sweden
21-28 July 2018

 

The Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents (SZ-DAY)
Exercishall Norr, Östersund, Sweden
2016 (Sep)

 

HÖG TID
Group exhibition with craft theme
Jamtli Museum, Östersund, Sweden
2016 (May – Sep)

 

Designersblock x Artsthread at London Design Festival 
DESIGNERSBLOCK and ARTS THREAD are selecting talented new creatives to show at
Designersblock Edition 18 which takes place at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf as part
of London Design Festival’s new Bankside Design District. 

2015

 

9th International Shibori Symposium 2014
– The Fashion Gallery, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
– China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou
– Shunde
2014

 

EXIT 14
Student graduate exhibition
The Swedish School of Textiles
2014


Awards


New Star Award
Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents
2015

Silver medal and the Barbara Shapiro Award 
New Beat: International Student Competition – Textile and Wearable Art 
2014

Scholarship for best degree work in textile design at The Swedish School of Textile
The Swedish Fashion Council and TEKO
2014

Scholarship for development of the handicraft
The National Association of Swedish Handicraft Societies
2014

 

Featured in


Woven Shibori 
by Catharine Ellis, Revised and Updated Version
2016

Fiera Magazine nr 3
Fiera is the biannual independent print magazine discovering new talent
at the world’s design fairs
2015

Cover Magazine blog
”10 to see at London Design Festival”
2015

Scandinavian Weaving Magazine
”2014 Graduate Shows”
2014

 

Special thanks to


Silent Gliss
Sponsor of the hanging system used in the project

TEKO
Founding of the project

Jacquardweave


 

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