Glasgow School of Design Textile Design

Sophie Anne Campbell (she/her)

‘Set the Scene’.


Create and capture a scene–set design.

I have produced a variety of samples to show a cohesive, inventive collaboration of different contemporary and uncontemporary weave. With a heavy interest in stylising and editorial work – my final collection will resemble a scene put back into society.

Awards: Weavers’ Company Scholarship Award


Etsy Shop
‘SET THE SCENE’ – Create and Capture.
‘SET THE SCENE’ – Development Sketchbook
‘SET THE SCENE’ – Design Process
‘SET THE SCENE’ – Editorial

‘SET THE SCENE’ – Create and Capture.

‘Set The Scene’

Create and capture a scene–set design.

You can find colour, texture, and shape everywhere. I wanted to visualise my work back into society – but placed obviously for the always roaming eyes of today to interpret. By immersing myself in the fast-paced environment of London (in comparison to the West Highland of Scotland), I focused on space, interior, and exterior, how to fill it, while thinking playful and bold. Resourcing and repurposing scrap materials into off-loom woven objects made me focus on responsible design, producing a variety of samples to show a cohesive, inventive collaboration of different contemporary and uncontemporary weave. With a heavy interest in stylising and editorial work – my final collection will resemble a scene put back into society.


An additional project focusing on interactive Costume Design.

Costume design informed by movement and interaction design methods. The final solution consisted of sleeves made from recycled and re-sourced materials. I wanted to move onto a playful fashion design process of working and used very minimal, bold shapes from primary research I gathered around Glasgow. This informed many paper techniques and paper drawings before I turned these 3D and constructed a large-scale drawing to be photographed as a triangle sleeve. The base of the sleeve being made from a piece of black floor protector. The second sleeve was constructed from a tumble dryer hose and attached were many textured woven trims. These trims were handwoven on an 8 shaft table loom with 5 warps going on at once.

I continuously made sure that I focus on my responsibilities within the design to create and add to a circular economy.

Green Door

Throughout this covid-19 pandemic I found myself in my own home studio, in my bedroom, in my flat. Due to the dull light that I was exposed to I took myself out to my front door, and used the green colour to my advantage. I was able to photograph my designs and samples throughout the year and also entertain the neighbours!
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location: Troon Beach & Whitelee Windfarm

Editorial Shoot

Final collection of resolved editorial stylised photoshoots. Engaging with natural and putting my bright and bold designs into a more subtle, natural environment.
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Final Samples

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Colourful Lifestyle

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Colour in Weave

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‘SET THE SCENE’ – Development Sketchbook



Waving Hello

A series of Jacquard woven samples that started off as simple painted drawings until woven using two weft. Concentrating on colour and illustration.

Lets Go a Drive

Fashion garment made out of waste materials to avoid land fill. A vest structure created with off-loom weaving design.

Waving Hello

‘SET THE SCENE’ – Design Process

furniture re-design

Always seeking new ways to interpret my design development and collecting old furniture became a source of my process. I saved this old cabinet from landfill, re-tiled it and painted some wine glasses to 'set a scene'.

Context in Fashion

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Inital research gathered from exploring with an open,imagaintiave eye.
Early explanatory visualisations

Why let a vase go to land fill?

Created stickers to help re-design this second hand vase to allow it a new life.

Paper Clip Repeat

MATERIAL PLAY & MANIPULATION: I wanted to use imaginative ways to create surface quality and off-loom woven textiles by experimenting with scrap materials/waste materials. I want the sample to be almost ambiguous - what is it made from? How was it made?
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Neon Tartan

Exploring simple 8 shaft patterns and focusing on colour combination - thinking of the weft as another drawing tool.

Re-purposing/ Re-design

Using waste materials such as bolts, cloth and wire to create off loom samples that focus heavily on surface quality.

Nuts and Bolts

Using material samples to start the development idea of furniture design

Material Chair

Sketchbook Page

Car Vest

Sensory Sofa

Collection of 3 jacquard samples all woven with concentration to the texture

Orange, Green & Pink

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Furniture Trio

Design Process

Fashion Sleeve

Weave on The Beach

A set design inspiration and images to credit by the work from set designer Shona Heath and Tim Walker.

Does It Have To Just Be A Lamp Shade?

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Sensory Sofa

Styling an editorial style shoot with all my woven samples and off-loom creative designs


‘SET THE SCENE’ – Editorial

Dance in The Wind


Unconventional Woven Resolution

Responsible Set Design

Graduate Collection 2021