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A few quick sketches for flowers for a project last year.

Textile Innovation // Embodiment

Some sketchbook work looking at design development from initial painting and drawings trying to capture fluid line to some pattern and knitted fabric designs.

Textile Innovation // Embodiment

A collection of 10 fabric aiming to incorporate fibre optic lighting cables in various ways. All fabrics are knitted on a fine gauge domestic machine using mostly viscose yarns. The main inspiration for the design was fluid, natural, organic and unpredictable lines and shapes that also capture a sense of movement and flow

Textile Innovation // Embodiment

A collection of 10 fabric aiming to incorporate fibre optic lighting cables in various ways. All fabrics are knitted on a fine gauge domestic machine using mostly viscose yarns. The main inspiration for the design was fluid, natural, organic and unpredictable lines and shapes that also capture a sense of movement and flow

Textile Innovation Project // Fibre optic lighting in a knitted fabric

Industry 2 // Johnstons of Elgin

Final knitted accessory. Snood knitted on 7 gauge V-bed machine then screen printed on top.   

Industy2 // Johnstons of Elgin

Selection of final knitted fabrics

Knitwear for Industry 2 // Knitted Sample progress.

So over the last month or so, I have been knitting away on some ideas and concepts. I am focusing on off-set grid patterns that combine both knitted textiles and print. Most of my samples have been knitted on a 7 gauge V-bed knitting machine allowing me to experiment with using the 2 needle beds to create texture. I have then created some simple grid and geometric designs that I have screen printed on top to create multiple layers of grid/geometric patterns. These experimental samples will lead me to my final fabric collection and knitted accessory by judging how successful particular samples are. Lots of knitting ahead.

Knitwear for Industry 2 // Knitted Sample progress.

So over the last month or so, I have been knitting away on some ideas and concepts. I am focusing on off-set grid patterns that combine both knitted textiles and print. Most of my samples have been knitted on a 7 gauge V-bed knitting machine allowing me to experiment with using the 2 needle beds to create texture. I have then created some simple grid and geometric designs that I have screen printed on top to create multiple layers of grid/geometric patterns. These experimental samples will lead me to my final fabric collection and knitted accessory by judging how successful particular samples are. Lots of knitting ahead.

Knitwear for Industry 2 // Sketchbook progress.

We were given the theme of ‘modern Scotland’ which basically meant to reinvent a traditional scottish theme in textiles and bring it into the contemporary fashion and knitwear context. I am taking aspects from tartan such as grid patterns, squares, layering, etc. into my designs and knitted samples. I am looking towards architecture as inspiration, in particular facades and the patterns within them. I am aiming to take all these aspects into my designs through texture and a mixture of stitch structures. To add to this, I am also printing on top of my knits with primarily grid designs. Its going really well just now and am hoping it works out successfully. 

Current Portfolio Work.

Industry 2 // Johnstones of Elgin Project
So this week we were given a new project which was to design a collection of knitted fabrics and a knitted accessory for Johnstones of Elgin. We were given the very loose theme of ‘modern age Scotland’, which I took and developed into the idea of taking the geometric and checked elements of tartan and taking them in a more industrial, modern way. This is one of my initial moodboards for the project which we have around another 5 weeks to complete. Should be a lot of work and lots of fun!

Industry 2 // Johnstones of Elgin Project

So this week we were given a new project which was to design a collection of knitted fabrics and a knitted accessory for Johnstones of Elgin. We were given the very loose theme of ‘modern age Scotland’, which I took and developed into the idea of taking the geometric and checked elements of tartan and taking them in a more industrial, modern way. This is one of my initial moodboards for the project which we have around another 5 weeks to complete. Should be a lot of work and lots of fun!

Industry 2 // Johnstones of Elgin Project
So this week we were given a new project which was to design a collection of knitted fabrics and a knitted accessory for Johnstones of Elgin. We were given the very loose theme of ‘modern age Scotland’, which I took and developed into the idea of taking the geometric and checked elements of tartan and taking them in a more industrial, modern way. This is one of my initial moodboards for the project which we have around another 5 weeks to complete. Should be a lot of work and lots of fun!

Industry 2 // Johnstones of Elgin Project

So this week we were given a new project which was to design a collection of knitted fabrics and a knitted accessory for Johnstones of Elgin. We were given the very loose theme of ‘modern age Scotland’, which I took and developed into the idea of taking the geometric and checked elements of tartan and taking them in a more industrial, modern way. This is one of my initial moodboards for the project which we have around another 5 weeks to complete. Should be a lot of work and lots of fun!

Sketchbook//Design for Industry
As part of my Design for Industry course we have to keep a journal alongside our sketchbook. I use my journal to quickly scribble thoughts and ideas but also to reflect on some of my work to see if its worth developing more or not. It’s pretty messy and does not make a lot of sense but it somehow works for me. 

Sketchbook//Design for Industry

As part of my Design for Industry course we have to keep a journal alongside our sketchbook. I use my journal to quickly scribble thoughts and ideas but also to reflect on some of my work to see if its worth developing more or not. It’s pretty messy and does not make a lot of sense but it somehow works for me. 

Sketchbook//Design for Industry
As part of my Design for Industry course we have to keep a journal alongside our sketchbook. I use my journal to quickly scribble thoughts and ideas but also to reflect on some of my work to see if its worth developing more or not. It’s pretty messy and does not make a lot of sense but it somehow works for me. 

Sketchbook//Design for Industry

As part of my Design for Industry course we have to keep a journal alongside our sketchbook. I use my journal to quickly scribble thoughts and ideas but also to reflect on some of my work to see if its worth developing more or not. It’s pretty messy and does not make a lot of sense but it somehow works for me.