My work focusses on exploring bold pattern and colour while using traditional knit techniques in a contemporary way. I have a keen interest in sustainable design and through each project I strive to take a zero waste approach to my work. For my graduate collection I created samples using mostly wool, a more sustainable yarn choice, and explored it’s qualities through each sample.
Loops & Knots
This project is inspired by bold shapes and shadows found around my home. From curating a range of still life images, my initial drawings led to paper and textile collages. This directed the project to focus on creating three dimensional knitted textiles for a fashion context. The finished samples will be bold and playful in their design while using traditional colour combinations, creating a statement piece of clothing to last a lifetime.
Working mostly with donated cashwool this project aims to push the boundaries of traditional knit by collaging my own knitted structures with donated scrap knitted textiles. Exploring techniques such as cables, felting and lace holes with a modern interpretation. This project will be completed in mostly natural yarns and aims to find a use for waste textiles that would otherwise be discarded while also taking a zero-waste approach to the design process by saving and reusing waste yarn where possible within the samples.