A collection focussing on the concept of escapism and evoking the feeling of relaxation.
This collection of bespoke hand knitted interiors, were made to be used within places of rest, primarily holiday lodges and woodland retreats to implement a sense of escapism for the consumer.
These products will have the potential to generate a sense of escapism – whether that is through nostalgic memories created when viewing or touching the products, or through the cosiness and textures of the interiors, to help the consumer to escape reality and relax.
The concept of this collection strongly relies on the soft material qualities and the sense of calm you feel when you wrap yourself inside a warm, chunky blanket. Inspiration came from the intertwining shapes found within the woodland environments.
Sedimentary Narrative is a range of woven material concepts and fabrics for ‘homely office’ interior spaces.
This collection centres around the conflict between Control and Mania during the formation of sedimentary rocks and minerals.
Minerals are created through a delicate balance of immense heat and pressure, and the slightest alteration in either factor can completely alter the resultant mineral form. It is an intricately controlled process, with the possibility for unpredictable results. This inspires visual and structural experimentation through warp and weft floats and tension play. Meanwhile, the layers seen in rocks such as Banded Iron Formations inform tonal colour and patterns that evoke the transitional process of these rocks, and the wider Earth itself.
While often overlooked by the everyday eye, these sedimentary forms narrate Earth’s gigantic and everchanging landscape. They tell this story in a gentle and subtle way, with details that demand close attention; this textile collection replicates this feeling. Combining material manipulation techniques and contrasting yarn qualities, with considered interjections of colour, the collection showcases understated yet beautifully dramatic fabrics and woven concepts.
Intended to be relaxing and promote emotional wellness within a domestic environment, these interior swatches introduce a dynamic tactility into the home. Soft knitted and tufted samples are combined with geometric laser cut PVC leather and plastic wiring, creating a variety of multi media surfaces. Geometric shapes provide familiar, calming symmetry whilst gentle textiles bring organic lines and textures. Gradation of colours and cocooning of materials intend to comfort and soothe. Taken inspiration from a range of WGSN trends, the collection provides a modern solution to interiors that create a calming environment.
The main line of enquiry that inspires this project is to explore how far the boundaries of knitted textiles can be pushed to produce concepts that are unique, conceptual and sculptural, through exploitation of yarn combinations, to artistically communicate the sensory experience of fever dreams.
Headache-inducing colour combinations work alongside curious knit structures to create fabrics that intrigue, confuse and invite touch and conversation.
Using unconventional materials such as various monofilaments further support the exploration of unique knitting, and material testing pushes the project forwards, as yarns of various colours and textures are blended with monofilament to exploit the properties of these materials. The exploration of the concept of ‘Fever Dreams’ is based off a personal experience with disorientating dreams induced by illness, which are something frequently experienced personally. They are confusing, disturbing, and push the boundaries of reality, providing a different perspective of the world. Mainly characterised by extreme contrasts in shape and scale, bright colours, loud noises, and phobias, “Up Up & Away” aims to translate this disturbing phenomenon into an engaging and sensory knitted textiles collection, producing fabrics and art pieces suitable for interior application.
' Exotic' is a vibrant interior textile collection designed to celebrate a cultural fusion of Thai and British culture
Taking inspiration from Thailand and Botanical gardens (which can be explore in both countries), particularly temple architecture. The colour palette for this collection is inspired by colour in food, flowers and Thai traditional clothing.
Both hand and digital work has been combined to create this collection.
All drawings have been digitally manipulated and sublimation printed onto Suedette and Crepe de chine (Heavy) which are Polyester fabric. A few samples also have been added with puff to create texture and final details to the designs, this was done by using screen printing technique.
Suedette and Crepe de chine have been chosen as it provides the luxury feel and suitable for target market, which are family and travellers.
A lens through which to observe the slow time of mountains.
A grouping of textile art outcomes that explore the ways that our perception of an environment is influenced by the quick and the fleeting.
Beyond narratives about reconnecting with nature, the ways in which a place is considered significant and the paths that traverse a landscape form the bedrock from which this project was formed. A place is specific, built of all the threads that make up the landscape and the experience of being in a place is different depending on the weather, the season, the direction of the wind, which path is taken.
Hand spun yarns of differing material and colour qualities have been explored in order to capture a sense of place. These yarns in combination with other natural fibres have been selected in order to suggest the different atmospheres created from the interweaving of a landscape with that which influences our perception of it.