Originally from Northern Ireland, Rebecca Armstrong is a designer and maker currently working in London. Her work explores our relationship to material and form, with a focus on cultivating material intimacy.
With a practice built on craftsmanship and material led design, Rebecca adapts traditional tailoring and millinery techniques in order to create bespoke pieces. Wool felt is used to create elements moulded to the body, forming a physical record of the interaction between body and material.
Rebecca uses poetry and filmmaking to tell the story of these interactions, giving agency to the material object. Desire, contemplation, intimacy and stillness form the pillars of these moments, inviting the viewer to pause and sit with the work a while.
With special thanks to my sponsors, Kildare Village, for their support during my time at the RCA and to Hield Brothers Ltd. for their very generous donation of materials.