Hello and welcome!
I’m so glad you’re here.
Art, knit and crochet are my passion. I graduated from Central St. Martin's College of Art & Design, studied (BA Honours) Textile Design. I was born in Turkey and moved to London at 1997.After studying Fashion Design and working many years as a fashion designer, I changed my mind to studying again to Textile Design. Love colours, highly dyslexic and mother of a beautiful girl.
I have being knitting, cross stitching and crocheting since I was 9.My mum tough me everything I know. My personal interests;hand knitting, stream of consciousness knitting:) knitted felt, felt, stitch, embroidery, textile art, soft sculpture, crochet, macramé, machine knitting, colourful knitted creatures to striking upholstered furniture designs, rugs.
I have always fascination with colour and texture. I love to give inspirations to everyone. I created my facebook page called Textile Design and Designers Platform while I study at Central St Martin. All of my friends were asking my opinion of their work and idea come up from there. I love to share, love to give inspirations to students or artist. After graduate I started to more focus on my facebook page and Fiber Art Now magazine editor (Marcia Young) found me from my page. She asked me if we can do something together. I started to help them to found English Textile Artist and called myself researcher. Then later on now I am writing also article about designers and their work. You can read my article to the magazine Fiber Art Now. Publishing in USA but you can subscribe from their web site.
My mail address you can rich me: email@example.com
As an Artist Derya Erkan:
1973 in Istanbul
- . After studying fashion design and working
many years as a fashion designer in Turkey Turkey,
she moved to .
She back to study again, first Art & Design distinction success after BA
Textile Design degree. She received her BA from London Central St
Martin where she studied and trained as a surface designer and still work at
times in this field. While she studying at CSM her work has being selected to
become exhibition posters and postcard advertisements. After graduation show
she joined New Designers Show 2012 and her work has being published on Turkish News
Papers. She made a
selection of home interior knitted pieces. Also last year of studying at CSM
her work has being selected from WGSN Trend Company under WGSN project.
Derya`s main area of interest is mixed media textile art & design, where she uses a range of materials and processes, that enables her to produce unique contemporary artworks mainly range of fabrics, threads, paints and papers. Much of her work is about her observations of things around her. She likes to express her view about what is happening around the world. Recent her works are responses to political issues, specifically referring to the continuing conflict in the
Middle East countries. She is driven to confront what continues
to be the on-going reality of horrible life in the Middle
East. Her objective is to raise awareness of conflict issues to a
wider audience and attract public attention.
She had Art Exhibition Fundraising for Kobane & Sengal refugees at
2014 in Hackney. She has
also undertaken corporate and domestic commissions. Also she wrote some
textile research articles for Fiber Art Now Magazine publishing in USA.
She recently had a exhibition at Blend Café in Haringey.Then Coin Cafe at Stoke Newinghton in London.