24 Sep 2014

Five a Day

My aim was to use materials that I previously haven't spent much time using. I chose a selection of silk and cotton to start experimenting and looked close by to where I live for inspiration for a set of wearable swatches. Peckham is full of contradictions, a high rise concrete car park is next to a street full of fruit and vegetable sellers, grey next to orange, cement and concrete next to husk and peel. Textures, repetition, colour, patterns and shapes stood out. I start by looking at the repetitive stacked stalls that surround Rye Lane, and worked on an organic cotton warp using various deflected structures to create the stacking of shapes, colours and form.