Combining this technical knowledge with her design experience she developed a range of seamlessly knitted home-ware and soft furniture prototypes. For Jyoti, this reinforced the vast unrealised potential of seamless knit technology potential that she is exploring in her PhD through collaborative product development. She is particularly interested in innovative applications of the technology’s 3-dimensionality, translation of 2D programmes into 3D knitted forms, and aesthetic expression through interplay of colour, pattern and texture. Jyoti assists at the TDL in an operational role, allowing her to expand her textile production experience. Textile design represents a career change for Jyoti. She previously graduated from The University of Auckland with a Master of Commerce in Operations Management and has worked as a management accountant in the television and wine industries in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Supervisors: Dr Frances Joseph and Dr Mandy Smith