Neesha Johnson

Expressions of Tartan


Expressions of Tartan explores tartan and its relationship to technology and tradition. I have experimented with a number of different processes such as weave, dye, screenprint, felting, laminate, digital animation, and devore. Through my collection, I hope to create an evolved perspective for tartan as a textile.
I am a Textile Designer who loves pattern. Whilst in Scotland tartan seemed to weave its way into daily life. I gained knowledge about my own Scottish heritage, and it was this observation that fueled my interest in using tartan in contemporary design practice.
Bachelor of Design (Hons) Textiles
4th year honours project
Hand dyed and woven Sutherland tartan length
Close up detail of Sutherland tartan length
Tartan laminate and weave sample exploring distortion of the repeat pattern