This was the second part of my final honours project and a continuation of the Alphabetic Chaos. I took previous elements, such as sketchbook work, which I then developed this semester. I achieved this development by updating my colour palette, refining my trends and researching end-uses for family spaces. I was able to successfully create a collection of final fabrics and appropriate end-uses suitable for a family setting to allow for playfulness and interactivity. At the end of my Hons Project, I was awarded Most Innovative Use of Textile Design Practice from The Incorporation of Bonnetmakers and Dyers of Edinburgh.
Updating my mood and theme board allowed me to express my theme and market better. I was able to add elements from my project such as my colour proportion shapes and sketchbook work, to give a sense of what my project is about.
Fabric Application Inspiration
To gain more insights into the market area I could see my fabrics being used in I researched the child-friendly interiors market with the help of WGSN. It was helpful to see what is already in the market to ensure my intended products are relevant.
I recoloured patterns that I created on Illustrator using letters in different fonts and cases.
I wanted my final fabrics to be fun and interactive so individuals could play and fiddle with them, which is often a symptom of neurodiversity. By adding loops, bumps and beading I was able to create inviting, fun fabrics.
I visualised my fabrics in fun family-friendly settings, adding realistic and flat drawn elements to give a sense of fun and playfulness.