Summer Project // Borders Railway

Summer Project // Borders Railway

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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!