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I am a Textiles Designer with a love for colour, pattern and texture. I take inspiration from nature and the beauty of the world around me, with a particular interest in screen-printing.

Final Project: Waves of Memory

I have taken inspiration for this project from West Wittering Beach in West Sussex, a place where I have lots of happy memories with my Grandparents. My Grandfather suffers with Dementia, and his intermittent memories are very precious. He sometimes remembers collecting driftwood, shells and stones from the beach to put around the garden, all things that I have incorporated into my collection. The main aim of my project is to bring the beauty of the beach into a domestic interior setting, with a focus on promoting wellbeing amongst people suffering with Dementia. I chose to design a soft furnishing collection including sofa coverings, cushions and curtains, which we look at and use on a daily basis, in order to bring comfort and beauty into people’s everyday lives. I also printed matching wallpapers to sit alongside my designs.

Design Process

Hand-painting Kodatraces for my 5-layer repeat.
Picking colours for my repeat to mix up in pigment print pastes.

Final Print Collection

This print is a 5-layer registered repeat. Screen-printed onto donated cotton using pigment print pastes. Taking inspiration from shells and pebbles found at the Witterings.

2-layer pigment screen-print onto donated linens. With sustainability in mind, I tried to use donated materials as much as possible throughout my project.

3-layer shell print, screen-printed onto donated linen. Taking inspiration from shells found on the beach.