The following pages present a variety of my surface pattern designs which were created this year during themed fashion and textiles projects titled ‘Senses’ and ‘Memories’. Both of these starting points triggered thoughts of my trips to different countries in Europe so throughout the year I have created surface patterns inspired by the common theme of travelling. I am leaving college after completing the HNC level to pursue a career in surface pattern design while continuing to work on my portfolio of designs. In the future I also hope to attend a trade show with my own brand.
This is a visual representation of work created throughout the year using a range of techniques exploring printmaking, fashion, surface textiles and digitally manipulation. The Memories project was a favourite evoking family connection, special memories with my grandparents on their farm and growing up in this environment. Transforming these memories into creative prints was magical, designing playful children’s prints inspired by my childhood. The Senses project focuses on the children I know and how autism affects their senses, my visual response represents that.
Progressing to HND Fashion & Textiles enables me to explore and expand my skills and knowledge of this crazy creative world and achieve my university goal
During the HNC this year, I had the opportunity to create fashion outcomes and surface patterns using a range of techniques including textiles, printmaking and digital manipulation. The work is from several projects showcasing different themes and how my skills have developed in these areas. I particularly enjoyed the Senses project; inspired by creating art through the connection with my children, I was able to develop and realise my ideas. Exploring and experimenting, my journey resulted in designing, pattern cutting and producing a beautiful dress with my own surface pattern and a great sense of achievement.
Progression: HND Fashion and Textiles to further my study and achieve my university goal.
I took this image from all my projects that I did this year, these pages present a variety of my surface pattern designs I used to make some themed fashion and textiles projects like Senses, Hospital Gown, Memories and collagraph. I enjoyed every technique that I made, it was new and great experience for me. During my projects, I also researched different designer’s work to understand different techniques which can be used, such as Batik techniques, Silk screen techniques, collagraph techniques, CAD and how to our senses in fashioning way. I learned how to use different colours, fabrics, sewing machine and photoshop as well as gain new ideas. I find this helpful as I can always go back and use the information’s that i used for this year for future projects. Overall, I have enjoyed all the projects I have done so far. I have been faced with problems but learnt to overcome them and developed new ways of working.