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Katrina McLaughlin is a designer who investigates the intersections between traditional textiles and digital craft to seek innovation through her interdisciplinary practice. She has showcased and sold her work with Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Manchester Arts & Craft Centre and Carnaby Street. In 2015, Katrina won the Little Chip Award at the Big Chip Awards for her interdisciplinary collaboration project, utilising motion projection mapping to create virtual interactive masks of Katrina's designs. Katrina's digital print designs feature on the front cover and throughout Alex Russels; The Fundamentals of Printed Textiles Design : (Fundamentals 2nd Edition) Bloomsbury, 2021.
Katrina joined the University of Huddersfield in 2016 as a Lecturer on the Fashion and Textiles and costume courses in the School of Art and Humanities. She teaches CAD, Future Materials, Embroidery, and Print across courses within the department. She is Course Leader for BA Hons Costume with Textiles and BA / BSc  Hons Textiles
Katrina is currently undertaking a Practice-Based PhD (completion 2025), investigating the Opensource 3D print technologies as a design tool for textiles.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Digital Craftsmanship
  • Textiles Design
  • Embroidery
  • Print Design
  • Surface Design
  • 3D Printing
  • Blender
  • Future Materials
  • Bespoke Design
  • Mass Customisation
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Disruptive Innovation


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