BA (HONS) DESIGN FOR TEXTILES

Wild Things

The ‘Wild Things’ collection is inspired by my own passion about protecting endangered wildlife and is presented as an interactive and educational experience for the Children’s Lifestyle Market. The theme of animal conservation is intended to spark curiosity amongst the younger generation and aims to generate a long-lasting, positive awareness of the future of our planet. A variety of patterns and textures have been thoughtfully designed and knitted to playfully emulate recognisable characteristics of selected species. Feathery fringes, bumpy structures and super-soft yarns are used to create appealing fabrics, fun garments and illustrative, hand-crafted toys. These exciting, tactile qualities are used to encourage imaginative play, whilst allowing young children to learn and engage with their clothing. This combination contributes to a compelling brand, whilst sustaining a positive, ethical narrative throughout this final collection.

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Machine-knitted fabrics emulating animal patterns and textures. Colour has been thoughtfully introduced to create appealing and exciting swatches.

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Characterful hand-crafted, felted animal toys - displayed on fabric printed with my own illustrations, which have inspired this collection.

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Interactive and adaptable hand-puppets, which can be attached to sleeves or used separately. A super-soft hand-strap is used on all puppets to allow for unrestricted movement, as these puppets aim to encourage imaginative play.

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Squawk' jumper (left) has been hand-knitted with added fringes to give the appearance of wings, which have been integrated in a child-safe way. Machine-knitted jumper (right) combines stripes, tactile ripples and a zebra created from hand-embroidered, felted wool fabric.

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Children's statement knitwear has been designed using animal sayings/relative phrases in order to create eye-catching pieces. These fabrics combine multiple elements of the collection, such as animal prints and fringing, in order to produce fun, lively fabrics.

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