Final year project
The Living Mountain [Read more]
'Fire of the rock' - The living mountain collection
A repeat statement design for textiles created from sketchbook observations. The dark and bold marks reflect the angular frock structures and the elemental origins of the mountain.
Roots of timeless endurance
Tufted Textural design inspired by sculptural trees in the Cumbria Landscape. Herdwick Wool from 'Crookabeck Herdwicks' was used to tuft the design onto thick, black woollen ground material.
'Alive' - The living mountain collection
Six Layer registered repeat Screen Print on Tudor Linen, Pigment Print Pastes. Imagery inspired by the colour and vitality of the Mountain landscape.
'Watendlath' - The living mountain collection
Section of a digital repeat design based on sketchbook imagery, drawn when walking near Watendlath, Cumbria.
3 layer screen printed design on Linen/Viscose, Pigment Print Pastes. Inspired by the tranquillity of water in a mountain tarn.
Section of a repeat digital design inspired by structural dry stone walls and sculptural cairns found in Cumbria.
Section of a textural drawing of tangled oak branches, developed for a one layer screen print.
Photograph of my sketchbook drawing at Scout Scar, Kendal.
A collection of interior textiles exploring an individual response to the Cumbrian landscape, conveying the connection between myself and the mountains.
Walking in the Cumbrian Fells, sketchbook in hand, documenting my journeys through the landscape, created the narrative of this collection. My designs communicate a sense of place and a personal account of my experiences in the mountain landscape.
I enjoy creating designs that are rooted in a narrative concept, painting and drawing instinctively and as a reaction to the landscape. By immersing myself in the Cumbrian landscape, I observed its constantly changing environment, exploring the contrasts in colour, form and texture. My final designs combine a range of materials, textures and expressive mark making to reflect the juxtapositions within the landscape in physical appearance, atmosphere and perception.
Final year project
The Living Mountain
'20 Diploma in Professional Studies
'20 Society of Dyers and Colourist competition Regional Heats, representing Loughborough University - Runner up
January '20 Standfast and Barracks Printed Textiles Live Project Competition - Winner
Repeat Designs produced to a design brief for printed textiles.
January '18 Ted Baker Live Print Project - Shortlisted
Live brief from Ted Baker Womenswear to create a print collection for women’s fashion.
'14-'20 Permanent Exhibitor with Arteria Ltd and Gallery 23, Lancaster. Working to tri-annual exhibitions, creating unique collections.
During my placement at Standfast and Barracks, I developed an knowledge of designing and printing methods for interior textiles. As part of the design team I created repeat designs in Photoshop for Heimtextil and Proposte collections. I also completed colour alteration and colour-matching tasks for clients using Best Image.
At Fusion, I created collections of fashion designs based on weekly industry briefs. Drawing to an on-trend specification and creating contemporary colourways.
September 2018 - December 2018
Design and Colouration Assistant, Standfast and Barracks
January 2019 - April 2019
Design Studio Assistant, Fusion CPH
April 2019 - August 2019
Design & Colouration Assistant, Standfast & Barracks