Francesca Gillett

Exhibition Statement

Francesca is a textiles student at Buckinghamshire New University specialising in print and for her FMP is focusing on craftsmanship used in the Victorian era, combined with influences from William Morris, analysing nature, specifically looking at tropical shapes. Francesca has focused on the forms and textures found within this. Kew gardens has been one of her main primary research trips, providing information and resources to create her designs. These influences have been used to create a contemporary collection of fabric wall hangings that combine the use of old and new textile techniques. Francesca has been looking into many different types of fabric's including velvet, silk, cotton canvas calico and viscose. She has also looked at 3D wallpapers. She has created stencils using brush marks for the background and added 3D cut out leaves inspired by trips to Oxford Botanical Gardens, Barbican Conservatory and the Crossrail Roof garden. The 3D cut out leaves have been hand cut, as well as using the laser cutter with spray paint to add colour. Francesca as also looked at fabric manipulation with an added 3D effect.


Francesca Gillett - Final