Antonia Papasergio

Textile designer and conservation scientist. Based in Ravenna (IT). 

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My name is Antonia, and I am an Australian textile designer and conservation scientist

My dual practice means that I work between a range of worlds, and my work is an expression of an understanding of the connections I have made between them. 

I’m open to commissions and collaborations - email me.

My interest in design began with a childhood hobby of origami, eventually leading to my studies in Textiles at RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia). Since then, I have worked as a freelance textile designer, whilst continuing my studies in conservation science.

Services offered:

Sustainable strategy
Garment design
Knitwear design
Archive research
Repair & alteration
Design for conservation
Historical reproduction

Technical knowledge in:

Digital print
Hand knit
Machine knit
Dye & mordant
Quilt & patchwork

My self-initiated design practice explores the inherent nature of textile decay and the relationship between user and object. I draw inspiration in materiality, appearance, and function from textile artefacts. I use textile design as a way of understanding the role and impact as a consumer of textiles in the 21st century.

Some of my time is consumed by the collection of textiles and textile-adjacent objects. With my surplus of found textiles, I make made-to-order garments. In this personal project, I like to research and implement ways of reducing the footprint of my practice. You can find more information here soon.
As an emerging conservation scientist, I study cultural heritage using scientific methods. For more information, please see my CV.