The final day today, and getting ready to make the Regenerated Textile pieces in the print room at Chelsea.
We are finishing the tool hacking and the mark making; thinking about colours and patterns; layout, composition and possibly ‘repeats’; and anticipating any reshaping, alterations and surface manipulation. We are thinking all the time, ‘Will I wear this? Will this suit me? What will I wear it with?’… This time we are making for ourselves, not designing for another consumer, and it can be much, much trickier. But we need to understand this process, for how can we expect a consumer to regenerate a textile and create something pleasing, when we, as trained designers find it hard?