Ms Emma Peters
Associate Lecturer

Ms Emma Peters

Master of Design (Hons)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design

Emma Peters is a textile artist, writer, researcher and educator with extensive experience in the textile design industry. She is passionate about making creativity accessible, building creative communities and helping people integrate a creative practice into their lives.

Emma’s textile practice and research considers our relationship with material culture in terms of narrative, identity, memory, place and connection. She is interested in the tangible relationships we have with textiles, and the ways in which we interact and express ourselves in the world through colour, pattern and texture. Materials and technology are challenged and integrated to exploit their potential as evocative, emotionally durable and sustainable tools for creating textiles.

Since working as a commercial textile designer with several of Australia’s leading homeware brands, Emma has been awarded a Master of Design, published research, exhibited as a solo artist,  and is a founding member of the Seed Stitch Collective in Sydney.

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Peters E, 2021, 'A Light Touch: Small-scale sourcing of ethical and sustainable wool for designer-makers', Raw Assembly Textile Sourcing Magazine, vol. 4, pp. 132 - 134,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Peters E, 2021, 'Sleeping Soundly: Slow and Circular Bedlinen', Raw Assembly, pp. 58 - 59,
    Journal articles | 2014
    Peters EC, 2014, 'The mnemonic qualities of textiles: Sustaining lifelong attachment', craft + design enquiry, pp. 75 - 93,
  • Creative Works (non-textual) | 2021
    Peters E, 2021, Above & Below, Second Look: Handmade textiles, Barometer Gallery, Paddington, 06 October 2021 - 24 October 2021, medium: Silk, copper filament, at:
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Peters E, 2020, O. scribula I & II, The Sound of Blue, Sturt Gallery, Mittagong, 11 December 2020 - 07 February 2021, medium: Silk & Wool, at:
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2015
    Peters EC, 2015, Topology of Memory, Labour of Love: Australian Quilts 1845 - 2015, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, 08 August 2015 - 05 October 2015, medium: Wool, Silk, at:
    Creative Written Works | 2015
    Peters EC; Mitchell L; Hanrahan B; Bell R, 2015, Topography of Memory, Labours of Love: Australian Quilts 1845 - 2015, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre