Diva Keith
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Diva Keith

Textile DesignerUnited Kingdom
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Diva Keith

Textile DesignerUnited Kingdom
About me
Recent BA Textile Design graduate print specialist. I am an energetic, motivated and quirky creative interested in environmentally benefiting design, sustainable fashion and community art. Experienced seamstress looking to start a career in garment technology.
Projects
  • Fife Contemporary New Maker Award Winners 2021
    Fife Contemporary New Maker Award Winners 2021Excited to announce my graduate work alongside eleven other graduates have been selected for 2021/2022 Fife Contemporary New Makers Award. This opportunity allows us to further develop research and craft and to hone our skills within our artistic practice. We are now an artist cohort holding a range of interesting niche expertise and I am excited to grow and learn from the other artists. Us together will be Materialise 5. Throughout the coming year I wish to further develop my collection within
  • Modern Heritage
    Modern HeritageMy graduate collection focuses on recycling and repurposing waste textiles from Scottish manufacturers acquiring materials from Harris Tweed Hebrides and Halley Stevensons. Inspired by the Scottish environment elements were drawn from natural growth and contrasting geometric structures. This project separates into 4 outcome collections. Refound Sophistication (tweed) and Reimagined Utility (waxed cotton) draw visual inspiration from local oil rigs in Dundee and their intertwining direction, whil
  • Iconography
    IconographyDuring my work placement in Cyprus this summer I completed a workshop in iconography with an experienced and talented iconographist, animal rescuer and business owner Lin Ova. As a group of 9 we were each to create a Christian Orthodox Saint, painted on recycled wood, to later be priced and placed in the Lefkara shop. I chose Saint Oda, the Blind Princess of Scotland as she has a compelling story dating back to the 8th century and is a strong Scottish female character. She was cured from her bli
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Projects credited in
  • Lefkara Lace Mural
    Lefkara Lace MuralI was lucky enough to attend a Grampus Heritage placement in Cyprus, funded by Erasmus+. During the 32 days, a small group of us were taught traditional Cypriot skills to increase their sustainability. Our first project was painting a 35 foot Lefkara Lace wall mural. The wall was first painted white, then gridded out and we painted the individual grid squares according to the pattern. This was my first experience of painting a mural, and I really enjoyed it. I would like to try something mor
  • Grampus Heritage
    Grampus HeritageI was lucky enough to attend a Grampus Heritage placement in Cyprus, funded by Erasmus+. During the 32 days, a small group of us were taught traditional Cypriot skills to increase their sustainability. We completed a number of workshops learning the traditional skills, including Lefkara lace embroidery, clay modelling, felting, pottery, and crocheting with recycled fabric. The clay models were based on the Idol of Pomos - the Cypriot fertility symbol.
Work history
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    Volunteer Social Media CoordinatorGreenpeace UK
    Dundee, United KingdomFreelance
    Volunteer Social Media Coordinator for Greenpeace Dundee. Managing the group social media platforms on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Creating content for the page via photography and graphic design to boost engagement and forward ideas.
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    Oxfam GB logo
    Volunteer Visual MerchandiserOxfam GB
    Dundee, United KingdomPart Time
    Volunteer Visual Merchandiser at Oxfam, Lochee. 4 hours a week arranging shop window with eye-catching POIs. Organising home, clothing and kids displays and occasional till work.
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Education
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    Bachelor of Design (with Honours), Textile DesignDuncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
     - Dundee, United Kingdom
    My time specialising as a printed textile designer in the University of Dundee allowed me to experiment with various mediums including hand screen printing, stitch/embroidery, pattern making and cutting alongside machine knitting. I gained further knowledge and experience using adobe suite which improved my computer literacy. My dissertation research analysed the emotional influence of fast fashion with feasibility analysis of business within recycled fashion. This is an area of particular interest to me, I find it fascinating to research into sustainable technologies and ways to benefit the ecosystems involved in the fashion and textile industries.
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    Advanced Higher Art and Design (A)Harris Academy, Dundee
     - Dundee, United Kingdom
    Advanced Higher Art Design (A), Higher Art Design (A), Higher Business Management (B).
Awards
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    New Makers Award 2021/2022Fife Contemporary
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    Outstanding Achievement in DesignHarris Academy, Dundee