Ellen Martin


Glasgow School of Art


Ellen Martin is a designer specialising in printed and dyed textiles. With a focus on hand-drawn design and repeat pattern, her work has been greatly influenced by a term spent living and studying in Kyoto, Japan. During her stay, she gathered research for her graduate collection at The Glasgow School of Art, while learning traditional Japanese resist-dyeing methods. Ellen’s collection includes digitally printed silk and bamboo with subtle pleat and fold illusions, and screen-printed cotton, manipulated for a three-dimensional effect. These are complimented with samples of Katazome, a Japanese resist-dyeing technique, which has been used to create simplified patterns.