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Two-faced woven sample. The face consists of a twill weave made with ribbons of a plain weave purple fabric and a finer satin weave fabric in shades of pink, brown and cream. The reverse, a plain weave in light purple and yellow yarn and ribbons of blue satin weave fabric, with machine-made diagonal running stitches in red thread to keep the weaving sample together.
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Jilli Blackwood studied Embroidered and Woven Textiles at GSA, graduating in 1986 with a First Class BA Hons in Art & Design. She designed and modelled garments for the 1984 and 1985 fashion shows.
Jilli was awarded the Incorporation of Weavers Educational Final Year Grant and won third prize in the Harris Tweed competition in session 1984-85. She won the Coats Paton Embroidery Award and was accepted for a Graduate Enterprise placement, in session 1985-86.
She is a renowned textile artist, the creator of the "Slash and Show" style of embroidered textiles. Her textile art has been exhibited in various institutions in the UK and the US, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Saatchi Gallery (London) and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. As well as private commissions, Blackwood has received public commissions by prestigious institutions, such as the National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh) where she has also been artist in residence. As at July 2017, Jilli is a textile artist and designer based in Glasgow, and her best-known design is the Team Scotland parade uniform for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, where she was Director of Costume.
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Dimensions: 220 x 333 mm
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GB 1694 TSW/41
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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition
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