Jessica Cutler is a textile designer and weaver specialising in bold contemporary fabrics, interior and fashion accessories. Born in the heart of Devon in a small rural village, she continues to work in her small studio on traditional looms, weaving using 100% lambswool. Her geometric patterns and use of colour in her work all reflect her beautiful home surroundings of the Devon Landscape. Her affinity with weaving began at Manchester School of Art whilst studying textiles Design, where she instantly fell in love with the craft. Graduating in 2017 with a First Class Honours. Collaging is a fundamental part of Jessica’s design process, using cut up pieces of paper, chalks and paints to design her patterns and colour combinations. This is the starting point to all her designs and the loom later acts as both a means of production and a design tool in itself. She is now working towards selling her designs and working on commissions.
Woven Textile Designer Award
Jessica culter was the winner of the Woolmill's Woven Textile Designer Award 2017. The competition sought to uncover the best of new textile design talent, inviting current students and recent graduates to submit innovative and contemporary designs that push boundaries.
The winning design was chosen by a top judging panel as part of the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival and was announced at Scotland Re:Designed annual awards and runway showcase in Glasgow.
As well as receiving £500, the winning design was produced commercially by the Woolmill. Devon Seasons is being sold with a custom label featuring the designer’s name.