I have been focusing on sampling and designing my ‘garden coat’.
One of my most successful samplings resulted from using puff paint on tweed, applied using a paper doyley template. This seems to be lending itself to a collar or cuff design:
Some experiments with dollies painted with puff paint and heated:
Some experiments using photocopies and multiples:
Some experiments using photocopies and draped fabric:
At the moment I feel that the designs are all a bit too dark and not feminine enough. I am looking for something very tailored and elegant with a quirky detailing that is interesting to the touch, and therefore interesting for people with sight impairments…