Second-year textile design students recently visited the Archives along with their tutor, Kate Farley, to see examples of designs based on combinations of a single motif drawn from memory by students attending the School of Art a hundred years ago. They were then shown a third motif and asked to create their own designs based on it - though Kate spared them the need to remember it and put it on Moodle instead!
Here are some of the designs they came up with ...
Natalie made a brief statement about her work:
"With my patterns I intended to create detailed rhythm from a single motif that I could repeat. The symmetry of the motif appealed to me as it allowed me to experiment with grid patterning. I intend to further develop my work both digitally and on fabric using colour and different media.”
It's great to see the archives inspiring such creativity!