Becca Macdonald

Freelance Constructed Textiles

  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsTextile Designer - Artist - Finished Artist


About me

I am an ambitious conceptual textile artist influenced by material experimentation, and have recently graduated from Chelsea College of Arts with a First Class Honours degree in Textile Design. I have experience assisting in the studios of designer makers who are working within the field of textile design in the broadest sense of the term, producing sculptural work on an architectural scale, ornate wall hangings and knitted products. Through my personal work I am inspired by fluid movement and organic shape, and explore the space where liquid meets solid, and hard meets soft. I am concerned with reinventing the perception of knitting and embrace the fact that a knitted stitch is a structural element. This notion has led me to most recently combine my knitted fabric with ceramic material. I continue to live in London, with a passion to keep producing experimental textiles and surfaces, and would love the opportunity to work with like minded creatives.


  • Visual Arts
  • Craft
  • Sculpture
  • Fine Art
  • Multi-media Artist
  • Design
  • Product Development
  • Photography
  • Textiles
  • Arts
  • Surface and Pattern Design
  • Ceramics
  • Material and Process Experimentation
  • Experimental Design
  • Knitting Machine Textile Design

Work history


Design Intern

Jul 2014 - Nov 2014
  • Assisted with the production of a sculpture for Elton John’s summer garden party. Contributed to the design and construction of an ‘archilace’ piece, which utilises textile technique on an architectural scale and is currently installed at Kensington Palace.


Studio Assistant

Claire-anne O’brien

May 2014 - Jul 2014
  • Worked on both industrial and domestic knitting machines aiding production. Created technical experimentation and material manipulation research and samples for an upcoming project.


Studio Assistant

Rowan Mersh

Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
  • Assisted with preparation of material for a large-scale project, reaffirming my interest in sculptural and spatial work.



Leutton Postle

Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
  • Involvement in the production and design of garments to be sold at a pop up shop.



Bora Aksu

Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
  • Dresser backstage at Bora Aksu AW14 show.



Tomoko Yamanaka

Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
  • Assisted with production of garments using a domestic knitting machine, refining my construction and shaping skills. Created samples that contributed to the development of a design story.



James Long

Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
  • Experience in an independent fashion studio, assisting with the production of garments.



Julia Pines

Aug 2013 - Sep 2013
  • Worked on domestic knitting machines, producing sample swatches for trade.


Costume Maker

Handmade Parade, Hebden Bridge

May 2012 - Jun 2012
  • Created inflatable costumes alongside Lisa Gort of Cloud Factory.



Taylored Images

May 2010 - Aug 2012
  • Assisted with photo shoots, predominately wedding photography. Contributed to wedding album design and construction.



BA(Hons) Textile Design

Chelsea College of Art and Design

Aug 2012 - Jun 2015
  • Specialised in knit Experience using both domestic and industrial knitting machines Explored a cross-disciplinary method of working, combining fabric with metal and ceramic etc


Foundation Diploma in Art Design

Leeds College of Art and Design

Jul 2011 - Apr 2012



    Indigo, Premiere Vision

    • Designed and produced a collection of fabrics that were exhibited at the Indigo trade fair.


    MADE IN MEXICO The Rebozo in Art, Culture & Fashion

    • Produced work that was exhibited at the Fashion and Textile Museum, alongside designers including Zandra Rhodes and Kaffe Fassett.