Kate Coode BA (Hons), PGCE, MA

Surface Pattern Design Lecturer 

Swansea

Tel: 3203
E-mail: Kate.coode@uwtsd.ac.uk

kate coode

Provide academic support across the Surface Pattern programme, specialising in Printed Textiles and Stitch at Level 4, 5 & 6

Kate is a printed textiles and stitch Lecturer on the BA(hons) Surface Pattern Design programme.  Kate has worked as a foundation tutor, surface pattern design instructor, reaching wider tutor and lecturer at the university since 2001.  She is experienced in all aspects of Printed Textiles and Colouration and also has excellent skills in CAD and Digital Technologies.  Kate has been developing the Digital Embroidery provision within the surface pattern programme and has a keen interest in materials and process that promote the development of innovative surfaces.

Kate teaches across the surface pattern design programme with Level 4,5 & 6 students. Teaching responsibilities include: Digital and Material Process, Visual Studies, Visual Enquiry and Major Project modules. 

In addition to the educational interests and research that underpins the student experience during their course of study.

Kate explores textiles that have been passed down through generations or cherished handmade objects given out of love, the exploration delves deeper than the initial marks on the surface and searches for the narratives present in the cloth. 

Kate works with themes that discuss and question: Maternal relationships, the hidden traces of others, visible marks and signs of wear, touch and being touched, the meaning of gift giving, making for others and ancestral connections that link location and places to family and narratives. 

  • Printed textiles
  • Colouration
  • Digital embroidery and stitch