Deryn Relph is a textile designer, with a love of colour, pattern and texture, who likes to think creatively about the use of textiles she designs and constructs.
“Although I specialised in knitted textiles for Interior use during my BA(Hons) Textile Design at Winchester School of Art, I merge this with previous upholstery and furnishing skills to create unique and contemporary solutions to an idea.
Versatility is something I believe to be important, and I am keen to think ‘outside the box’ and take on any challenges for which my textile background might hold the key!
Issues affecting the Environment, and Sustainable design underpin my design ethos, and consideration to ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ is made throughout my process, with use of colour and technical ability aiding the solutions, along with a range of products that help reuse any waste.
Working from a studio, near my Hampshire home, I design & create a range of interior products using both Merino Lambswool yarns, spun in Yorkshire, and cotton yarns sourced from factory production surplus.
Inspiration for my work is often taken from aspects of nature, particularly structures, or scientific imagery.
Nostalgia and evoking an emotional response to engage the user with an object play a part too– if something makes us happy, or we love it for the memories it brings I believe we will treasure it for longer rather than send it to landfill. Retro influences are often evident in my designs, inspired by my own childhood memories and happy times.”
If you would like further information regarding Deryn’s skills and experience, or would like to discuss a potential collaboration or freelance opportunity, please contact her.