Curious While Calm

Alice Bates, a student graduating from Textiles at Edinburgh University, asked me if I could illustrate a narrative to demonstrate her concept for her final collection. She gave me the outline of the narrative and her research to work from. Alice’s final collection consists of a variety of garments and homeware that are heavily textured. The textures act as a sensory aid for anxiety. The project is called ‘Curious While Calm’. She asked me to follow the narrative of an anxious individual who manages to break their jumper by fiddling with it so much. They discover Alice’s scarf, and are then able to feel the garment’s textures to alleviate their anxiety.