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Textiles (MA)


Dan Xiong is an embroidery artist who delights in the exploration of mixed media. Her artistic practice is characterized by a profound sensitivity to the interplay of colors and diverse materials. Graduating from the Embroidery program at the London College of Fashion in 2021, Dan's creative journey from China to London has enriched her design sensibilities, drawing inspiration from varied cultures and educational backgrounds.

Conceptual art and a feminist perspective permeate Dan's artistic endeavors. Her studies at the Royal College of Art have provided a platform for reimagining women's unique experiences of pain and trauma through the medium of textile crafts. She forges a distinctive visual language and aesthetic concept by employing an array of materials and mediums. Utilizing menstruation as a catalyst, Dan fearlessly delves into the realm of female experiences, identities, and broader social issues.

Within the realm of art textiles, Dan Xiong endeavors to continue fostering sensory connections between individuals and the world, serving as a conduit for transformative thoughts and reflections to ignite dialogues that transcend conventional boundaries

-      Designer, Premiere Vision, Paris, France, 2021

Degree Details

School of DesignTextiles (MA)RCA2023 at Battersea and Kensington

RCA Kensington, Darwin Building, Seventh floor

textile designer

"The project, 'When the Moon Passing by,' is inspired by my personal experience and years of severe primary dysmenorrhea. My fiber art pieces combine embroidery, needle felting, and tufting techniques, as well as symbolic elements such as mandalas, butterflies, and the uterus to depict the intertwined relationship between hormonal changes and the psyche of women during their menstrual cycle. The artworks aim to uncover the habitual concealment or neglect of women's sensory experiences of pain in everyday life while allowing people to experience the sacred inner energy of life, death, and rebirth that lies behind menstruation. Through observing and understanding the artworks, I hope to guide people towards spiritual healing and attain inner balance."

textile samples
textile samples
art installation
art installation
ᴍᴏᴏᴅғʟᴏᴡ,ɪɴsᴛᴀʟʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ʙᴀsᴇᴅ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴇɴsᴛʀᴜᴀʟ ᴄʏᴄʟᴇ ᴏғ ᴡᴏᴍᴇɴ, ɪ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴅɪᴠɪᴅᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴘʜᴀsᴇᴅ ᴇᴍᴏᴛɪᴏɴᴀʟ ᴄʜᴀɴɢᴇs ᴀɴᴅ ʜᴏʀᴍᴏɴᴀʟ ᴄʜᴀɴɢᴇs ɪɴᴛᴏ ғᴏᴜʀ sᴛᴀɢᴇs. ᴀɴᴅ ʙᴀsᴇᴅ ᴏɴ ᴛʜɪs, ɪ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴄᴏᴍʙɪɴᴇᴅ ʀᴇsᴇᴀʀᴄʜ ᴏɴ ᴄᴏʟᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇʀᴀᴘʏ ᴛᴏ ᴇxᴘʀᴇss ᴛʜᴇ ғᴇᴍᴀʟᴇ ᴇxᴘᴇʀɪᴇɴᴄᴇ ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ ᴍɪxᴇᴅ ᴍᴇᴅɪᴀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛᴇᴄʜɴɪǫᴜᴇs.
ᴄᴏʟᴏᴜʀ ᴇxᴘᴇʀɪᴍᴇɴᴛ & sᴛʀᴜᴄᴛᴜʀᴇ sᴛᴜᴅʏ


ᴡᴏᴏʟ ғᴇʟᴛ, ᴇᴍʙʀᴏɪᴅᴇʀʏ, ᴛᴜғᴛɪɴɢ ,ᴡᴏᴏᴅ


textile experiment
ᴛᴇᴄʜɴɪǫᴜᴇ ᴇxᴘᴇʀɪᴍᴇɴᴛ
art installation
ᴀʀᴛ ɪɴsᴛᴀʟʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴɪ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴘᴜᴛ ᴛᴏɢᴇᴛʜᴇʀ ᴀ sᴇʀɪᴇs ᴏғ ʜᴇᴀʟɪɴɢ ᴀʀᴛ ɪɴsᴛᴀʟʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴs ʙᴀsᴇᴅ ᴏɴ ᴍʏ ᴘʀᴇᴠɪᴏᴜs ʀᴇsᴇᴀʀᴄʜ ɪɴᴛᴏ ᴄᴏʟᴏʀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ sᴛʀᴜᴄᴛᴜʀᴇ ᴏғ ᴍᴀɴᴅᴀʟᴀs. ᴛʜᴇ ᴘʀᴏᴄᴇss ɪɴᴄʟᴜᴅᴇs ᴇᴍʙʀᴏɪᴅᴇʀʏ, ᴡᴏᴏʟ ғᴇʟᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛᴜғᴛɪɴɢ.
art instalation


Felt wool, embroidery, tufting