Nawal Gebreel uses innovative 3D fabric manipulations to produce her label’s luxurious scarves and wraps. She sells her work internationally as well as at home.
Nawal trained as a textile designer at Manchester Metropolitan University and soon set up her own label. She has 22 years teaching experience, mainly in the tertiary education colleges near her home in Liverpool. She runs workshops for groups throughout the world. She teaches textiles as well as watercolour and mixed media painting and printing.
Describe your approach to teaching.
My approach to teaching is that anyone can learn – and to make it fun and enjoyable. I like to encourage my students to be the best they can be. I have taught all ages, from children with special needs to senior citizens.
What inspires your own work?
I am inspired by natural forms, architecture, and techniques such as origami (paper folding) and Shibori (fabric manipulation).