Congratulations to RSN Degree Graduate 2018 Beth Cole who received the Second Prize for Embroidery at Hand & Lock in London: the ‘Student Category, Fashion’. Beth’s work has been inspired by the human figure.
Beth says: “The human figure has always fascinated me, human strength and stability is extraordinary and I wanted to celebrate how amazing our bodies are and how we should never be unappreciated how we are made up. We are strong, individual and remarkable and should honour this.
My embroidery mimics the quality of the human anatomy, looking at the strength and fluidity of the human shoulder muscle. Turning flat fabrics in to 3D sculptural life like creations. The final outcomes appear to be elegant and delicate yet are strong structures that grow from the figure and hold their own, just like real shoulder muscle.”
Beth is currently working on a four month full time freelance contract with Ralph & Russo, as well as working on her own hand embroidery samples, currently experimenting with pumpkin seeds.
The RSN looks forward to what will be next in the fashion world for Beth!
You can learn more about the RSN Degree, validated by the University for the Creative Arts, on an Open Day at Hampton Court Palace; the next one is on 20th February 2019, booking essential: