Insect Inspired. This is a Textile garment 2piece that was inspired by the Insect form, shape and textures on the surface.
I loved this project.
I dyed all the fabrics by hand, mixing and experimenting with shades, timing and different types of
The black print throughout this garment was done by hand cutting Lino, I also had to make a mirror-image Lino print so then I could make this into a repeated pattern. As well as the garment i also produced A1 sheets of the Lino print to show in an interior setting or could also be a full fabric design
The top garment base was a simple structure for a waistcoat/jacket that has concealed buttons as the fastening. The Skirt was a straight skirt pattern that was fastened by a zip that diagonally sits across the front. The fabric was then Lino Printed through a Press with Black ink.
From this I developed and layered each section, this included machine stitching, embroidery, fabric manipulation, hand embroidery and embellishments.
Throughout the research i found the colours were so bright! So I really wanted to capture this ...
I Love the final piece that was produced from this project, all the handwork, research, development and sketchbook designs definitely were worth every moment.
With this project I achieved a High Distinction. This then led me to applying to University and after the interviews and offers I chose:
Cleveland College of Art and Design
BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design