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Sam Daly
Textile Design BA Hons

National College of Art and Design

Specialisms: Textiles - Knit/Weave / Textiles: Fashion/Interiors / Embroidery

Location: Dublin, Ireland

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Sam Daly

Sam Daly ArtsThread Profile

First Name: Sam

Last Name: Daly

Specialisms: Textiles - Knit/Weave / Textiles: Fashion/Interiors / Embroidery

Sectors: Fashion/Textiles/Accessories / Fashion/Textiles/Accessories

My Location: Dublin, Ireland

University / College: National College of Art and Design

Course / Program Title: Textile Design BA Hons

About

22 year old Textile Design Graduate from Ireland

I was inspired to create this collection while Interrailing through Europe. The railway station serves as a gateway for discovery as it crosses over national and city borders and mingles cultures. Train stations are intricate locations filled with patterns made by the rails, dangling cables, and signage. I have focused on linear travelling patterns, composed of continuous crossing lines. The components of the stations have had a big impact on my collection. The style of the collection is bold and graphic. Creating a surface through a range of processes such as upscaled distorted weft, smocking knit and passementerie. Colour played a key role in my design process. Robust fabrics for multiple uses such as bags, interior products and furnishings. Deadstock yarns and slow processes play important roles in the creative process. I have explored techniques for strengthening waste yarns to create a long lasting product that is designed for circularity.