Manchester Metropolitan University   2008/2009

Naomi Ryder

Working in the textiles department at Manchester metropolitan university was a great experience. I did my degree in this department many years ago so it was good to visit familiar surroundings. I wanted to gain experience with all the textiles and digital equipment available and so this is what I concentrated on.

I do embroidery and wanted to see what techniques and equipment was available for what I wanted to produce. I had an idea that the computerised embroidery machine would suit my work but I ended up preferring the digital fabric printer of which I got quite a few samples made. For me having the space and time was important but I became much more interested in finding out about all the equipment both new and old machines. This experience has helped move my practice forward as I am pushing a section of my work in print form. I would recommend the experience to any artist.

Photographer: the artist

'Cameo Pattern'

Contact :
www.naomiryder.co.uk
email :  info@naomiryder.co.uk
tel :  07814 987 016

Exhibitions :
Naomi will take part in Cockpit arts open, June 2009.