BA (HONS) DESIGN FOR TEXTILES

A Prayer For Equality

Within my work I aim to focus on cultural representation, using inspiration from religious
garments and places of wordship. My goal is to highlight the similarities within a variety of different cultural communities through pattern and embellishment. Graduating with a degree which contributes towards the UK being the fourth largest producer of textile waste, has profoundly Influenced the choice of materials selected within my designs. Through the use of redundant yarn, recycled fabrics and natural materials, I strive to create a new generation of timeless heirloom products. Which do not follow traditional seasonal trends but innovates past textiles and revives traditional processes, by combing modern and digital techniques. My intention is to showcase how as a society we can adapt our buying behaviours to repurpose and reduce textile waste.

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Photographs taken from the BLM protests which took place during summer 2020. This movement inspired my honours project, highlighting the similarities rather than the differences between a variety of cultures and religions.

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Visual theme Mood-board, Researching further into places of wordship and religious ceremonial garments. Focusing on the similarities of patterns and embellishment across the selected religions. Designing macro designs to represent the worldwide religious community, paired with micro design representing the smaller communities within.

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Adapting and combining traditional processes to a new world of working through modern
and digital techniques. Showcasing how woven samples can be paired together to create a smaller sub-collection within my larger collection.

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Creating a new generation of timeless, heirloom items which have a positive social and
environmental impact. Final Visualisation of Jacquard fabric intended fro a throw.

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Creating a new generation of timeless, heirloom items which have a positive social and
environmental impact. Final visualisation of fabric intended for bedding on a macro scale.

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