These sketchbook pages include observational drawings, dresses and fabric experiments (including distressed materials) that are inspired by insects. Designs are developed from original first-hand experience, with clear links between initial observational work and subsequent explorations with fabrics and garment forms.
These sketchbook pages have a formal, organised, uncluttered presentation style, with a minimal use of colour. Items are positioned carefully, allowing each piece of the design process to be appreciated fully. The project contains a thorough investigation of detail and pattern, with first-hand observation of moths and butterflies informing subsequent designs.