Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Lisa Watt

Artist’s statement

Research Overview

Design Historian and Maker, Fashion and Textiles

My creative practice includes the design and production of textiles.  Specifically, the layering of found fabrics, and moulage into patterns then finished garments.  I am particularly interested in traditional techniques of the 1940s and 50s, including embroidery techniques, such as smocking, applique and thread work.

I have recently started my PhD which explores the gender distinction associated with the craft aesthetic, in a professional, domestic and educational context.   I am a Member of the Association of Dress Historians (UK), currently reviewing a publication on ‘A Cultural History of School Uniform’, and I am collaborating on a book chapter exploring the gender distinction of Jurassic Park franchise with reference to costume.