Samantha Williamson is a designer and maker for soft furnishings and interiors. In July this year she will be graduating from the University of Huddersfield where she has gained an upper second Bachelor’s degree in Textile Crafts.
‘Since finishing University, she has exhibited her collection at New Designers, London and the Huddersfield degree show. Samantha specialises in digital and hand embroidery, and is interested in exploring ways of combining digital processes with traditional hand craft within her practice.
Hand Crafted By Code is an interior collection of soft furnishings and upholstery, embroidered by machine and hand finished using a range of natural embroidery yarns. Computer generated code and randomly selected instructions are the core concept behind the drawings and design process for this collection. Each unique shape has been drawn, developed and translated into embroidery on a hand dyed mixed fibre fabric, using a combination of hand and digital drawn and stitched elements. A collection of linear pencil drawings gathered over the length of the project have been transformed into a range of furnishing designs and embroidered to create a collection of cushions and an upholstered chair. With a fresh eye for design, the designer brings a contemporary, unusual and exciting new concept to the market in the form of mid-high end products that are guaranteed to add a bounce of life to the standard every day interior.’
‘My goal is to continue with Hand Crafted By Code and to build my own brand of bespoke interior products. I am currently working towards a new collection of soft furnishing designs and searching high and low for the perfect piece of furniture to upcycle and add to my collection! Exhibiting at New Designers has been the most uplifting, amazing experience and I am so excited to see where it will take me next.’