Mariam Syed

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Mariam Syed


I am a passionate woven textile designer based in Glasgow who loves weaving and exploring new weave techniques. I design silk scarves in my studio which are then woven in an English mill. I also design and weave rugs and fabrics for interiors in my studio.
My design practise encapsulates everything I am passionate about: weaving, vibrant colours, architecture and geometry. A mathematician at heart, geometric patterns are quite central to my woven designs and I love the challenge of constructing new weave structures from my primary research and drawings.
Captivated with the visual culture of my ancestral homeland Karachi, I am in awe of the vibrant coloured Pakistani trucks set against the magnificent Colonial British Architecture in the old town of Karachi. Pakistani trucks look like giant kaleidoscopes of brilliant colours and patterns; much like an art gallery on wheels! I love the explosion of pattern and pop colours on the trucks and picking out geometric patterns from the city buildings. I strive to achieve the same boldness of colour in my woven designs and balance the vivid colours with earthy tones of the buildings.




East Renfrewshire




Main Discipline

Textiles – Woven

Mediums Used

Silk, Textiles, Wool

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