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After working in industry as a menswear designer, I followed my great interest into digital design and textiles and began a PhD at the University of Huddersfield. I completed my PhD entitled ‘An Exploration of Digital Technology over a Number of Manipulated Textile Surfaces’ in September 2010. I took a Senior Lecturer post in January 2007 in digital design and printed textiles for BA/BSc (Hons) Textile Practice. I am final year tutor for the textile practice course.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Digital Print Technology
  • Textile Print Design
  • Textile CAD 
  • Trend Forecasting

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Digital Technology
  • practice-based research
  • Blending hand crafted textiles with technology

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Textiles Engineering & Materials Science
CAD Social Sciences
Scanning Engineering & Materials Science
Data recording Engineering & Materials Science
Computerized tomography Engineering & Materials Science
Photography Engineering & Materials Science
trend Social Sciences
Restoration Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2014 2016

  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Review article

The Digital Print Room - A Bespoke Approach to Print Technology

Ryall, H. & Macbeth, P., 8 Sep 2016, Crafting Textiles in the Digital Age. Nimkulrat, N., Kane, F. & Walton, K. (eds.). 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 77-89 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Print Room
Digital Technology
Digital Print

Digital 3D reconstruction of historical textile fragment

Calvert, S., Ryall, H., Power, J. & Bills, P., 2014, Proceedings of The 89th Textile Institute World Conference: Innovation from Fibre to Fashion, (Wuhan, China: 2-6 December 2014). The Textile Institute, 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Data recording

Reconstructing textile heritage

Calvert, S., Power, J., Ryall, H. & Bills, P., 1 Sep 2014, In : Journal of Writing in Creative Practice. 7, 3, p. 415-425 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Computerized tomography
Microscopic examination

Activities 2011 2014

  • 2 Oral presentation

Presentation of Digital 3D Reconstruction of Historical Textile Fragment

Sophie Calvert (Speaker), Jess Power (Speaker), Helen Ryall (Speaker), Paul Bills (Speaker)
1 Nov 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Digital Print Room – A Bespoke Approach to Print Technology

Helen Ryall (Speaker), Penny Macbeth (Speaker)
16 Nov 2011

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation