Artist: Lauren Powell

A headscarf decorated with images of people.

MA Textiles
Royal College of Art

Lauren is a knitted textiles designer.

Lauren’s practice incorporates drawing and storytelling with knitted textiles. Combining illustration, embroidery, punch needling, rug tufting and knit, Lauren describes her practice as ‘one big storybook to share with the world.’ Through her work, she represents her home life and tells her personal story of being raised by her grandparents, who migrated to the UK from Jamaica. Featuring different, close family members within her pieces, Lauren’s work is a way for her to honour her relationships with them, and to tell their stories too.

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A scene of two older couples.
A close up of an embroidered face.
Holding a large textile scarf decorated with images of people.
A large textile embroidery with portraits.

In:Site 2022

Lauren is one of 20 artists who were selected to show their work at In:Site 2022. The event will take place in spring 2022.
Find out more about the other artists.

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