Rebecca Hoyes is an associate lecturer BA Textile Design at Central Saint Martins. She is a textile designer and practice based researcher with an interest in traditional and digital craft techniques, material culture and the social and cultural contexts for design.
Rebecca has worked as a design consultant on a diverse range of projects with Industry and NGO partners. Recently in partnership with the British Council and Turquoise Mountain Trust Rebecca has facilitated design collaborations between artisan communities in Asia, Africa and the Middle East working with heritage techniques for a contemporary context.
Rebecca regularly contributes to colour and material insight workshops defining future colour and material directions for Industry.
Rebecca’s research focuses on pattern and material exploration with a specific interest in traditional and digital methods of textile production, low impact print and dye techniques and contemporary pattern language. Current projects integrate sustainable design practice within the luxury market.
Ongoing material based research explores the possibilities of material innovation through cross disciplinary practice.
Material Hybrids with Anne Marr ongoing investigation into the material possibilities of ceramics and textiles.
New Natural with Jo Pierce ongoing colour research exploring natural colour through print
Design and Colour, Sustainability, Digital Craft, Social Design, Material Hybrids, Cultural Heritage, Co-creation