I am a Weave designer working with a minimalistic style to create a simple luxurious prayer mat that works for everyone. This was designed by producing weave samples with the purpose of being used in interior spaces such as a living room or bedroom.
I enjoyed working with classic patterns (e.g., houndstooth, Check) and calming colours to focus on the simplicity and minimal living. My inspiration came from my religion ‘Islam’.
Islamic calligraphy was incorporated into my work to create sample pieces by using textured/fancy yarns producing a pattern of repeated Arabic text.
زهرة – Prayer Mat Collection
This project is inspired by my religion ‘Islam’ to create a minimal design prayer mat which people could use on the daily bases and enjoy displaying the mat over a couch or chair.
Whilst designing the prayer mats, I carefully chose the materials and design. I wanted to design something classic and minimal as there was not much simplistic design to chose from in the market.The main aspect is the textured yarns and thickness of samples to create a soft/comfortable prayer mat.
The word ‘زهرة’ means flower ‘Zahra’. I took the Arabic text and created a modern/minimal calligraphy designs, using digital drawings alongside physical drawings. The inspiration has came from ‘Islamic Calligraphy Art’ which has been around for centuries.
Overall the woven collection is a modern and elegant design, which can be used in interior products such as cushions, rugs and blankets.
Colourful Flowers – Hijab Collection
Hijab Collection, is a project which allowed me to create a very exciting collection. I had a chance to explore variety of different colours and make it very bright with the use of different tones and shades mixed together to create something different.
The inspirations of flowers came from my culture ‘Kurdistan’, within my culture we have a lot of bright colours around us which lead me to take pictures of flowers with different coloured background to give it a nice contrast for me to paint and experiment.
Which then printed onto transfer paper and heat pressed onto a jersey, light chiffon and chiffon materials to create a hijab.
This collection works well with the ‘prayer mat collection’ as the primary research is the same however the outcome and use of colours is different.