Hello! I am Jeni Allison; a technical knitwear designer and educator based in Edinburgh. I studied textiles at Glasgow School of Art, and have just finished an MA in Knitwear at Heriot Watt University and currently work as a Design Assistant for Barrie Knitwear. I was a finalist in the 2017-2018 Woolmark Performance Challenge with Adidas. I specialise in materials - focused research, knit innovation and garment development and design education. 

Awards 

 

2017-2018

Woolmark + Adidas Performance Challenge Finalist

2017
Edinburgh Visual Arts and Crafts Maker Award

2012 - 2013
ReSide Textiles Residency 

Fully funded textiles residency in Gujarat, India

 

Engagement, Facilitating and Production 

Selected Projects: 

2018

Freelance Art and Design Education for: Edinburgh Art Festival, Starcatchers, Royal Children's Hospital (Edinburgh), Art in Healthcare, National Galleries of Scotland

2017

Lead Artist (coordinator cover) Starcatchers Expecting Something Project, WHALE Arts, Edinburgh

2015-2017

Families Programme Coordinator - National Galleries of Scotland

2014 - 2015

Families Programme Assistant and Art for Healthcare Programme Assistant - The Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester Museum

 

Exhibitions and Projects 

2018

MA Degree Show (Heriot Watt University, Scotland) 

2013

Making Explorations, Southblock (Glasgow)

Garba, The Telfer Gallery (Glasgow) [solo]

2012

The Good Fashion Show (London Fashion Week)

Bold Souls (Glasgow)

2011

Graduate Group Show: London Fashion Week (London)

Versatile Beings, Art’s Centre, London Road (Edinburgh)

Graduate Showcase, Motherwell Concert Hall (Motherwell) [solo]

New Designers (London)