JennywDesigns
Woven Textile Design
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Graduate Project / 2018 - 19

My final graduate collection from 2018 - 19

Audacious Eclecticism

Audacious Eclecticism is built on the sustainable notion of ‘the new vintage’. Designing for the idea that the pieces will become ‘retro’ and ‘vintage’ after years of wear rather than today’s typical fast fashion, where an item is worn once and then thrown away. The collection is made up of mainly woven samples but accompanied by knit and print to allow for a more diverse collection. Synthetic materials will be the main focus, using things such as fancy yarns for the interesting textures as well as the durability. I have designed for an intermediate market level, a market for people in-between high street and high end. I want people to engage with their clothes, love what they buy and want to keep it for years to come, fighting the accumulation of fast fashion and allowing people to be more individual within their wardrobes. My dissertation covered the loss of individuality through fast fashion, exploring how people have lost touch with their identities and everyone is dressing the same. I want to tackle this, creating limited quantity garments that are of high quality and durable materials to be worn and cherished for years to come. Audacious Eclecticism as the name suggests, is inspired by a variety of things including past iconic decades such as the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s as well as old buildings and toys.

Phase 1 Sampling

Phase 1 Sampling

A board consisting of woven samples from the first phase of my final year degree in Textile Design. The woven samples are made up of synthetic yarns to allow for longevity. The samples are woven using a deflected double cloth threading and a half pointed half straight threading to create these abstract, unique structures that in conjunction with the yarns has created a durable and interesting cloth quality. Yarn wrappings show the colour and yarn combinations to create the bold samples.

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Phase 1 Sampling

Phase 1 Sampling

A board consisting of woven samples from the first phase of my final year degree in Textile Design. The woven samples are made up of synthetic yarns to allow for longevity. The samples are woven using a deflected double cloth threading and a half pointed half straight threading to create these abstract, unique structures that in conjunction with the yarns has created a durable and interesting cloth quality. Yarn wrappings show the colour and yarn combinations to create the bold samples.

©JennywDesigns

Phase 1 Sampling

Phase 1 Sampling

A board consisting of woven samples from the first phase of my final year degree in Textile Design. The woven samples are made up of synthetic yarns to allow for longevity. The samples are woven using a deflected double cloth threading and a half pointed half straight threading to create these abstract, unique structures that in conjunction with the yarns has created a durable and interesting cloth quality. Yarn wrappings show the colour and yarn combinations to create the bold samples.

©JennywDesigns

Phase 1 Sampling

Phase 1 Sampling

A board consisting of woven samples from the first phase of my final year degree in Textile Design. The woven samples are made up of synthetic yarns to allow for longevity. The samples are woven using a deflected double cloth threading and a half pointed half straight threading to create these abstract, unique structures that in conjunction with the yarns has created a durable and interesting cloth quality. Yarn wrappings show the colour and yarn combinations to create the bold samples.

©JennywDesigns

Phase 1 Sampling

Phase 1 Sampling

A board consisting of woven samples from the first phase of my final year degree in Textile Design. The woven samples are made up of synthetic yarns to allow for longevity. The samples are woven using a deflected double cloth threading and a half pointed half straight threading to create these abstract, unique structures that in conjunction with the yarns has created a durable and interesting cloth quality. Yarn wrappings show the colour and yarn combinations to create the bold samples. Visualisations to suggest the final outcome of the designs for mid market womenswear.

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Concept Board 1

Concept Board 1

After reviewing my work from phase 1, I decided that I felt I was at a dead end and needed to change directions slightly in order to become more inspired and motivated towards my project. I ended up taking a spin on my initial project and looking into vintage and retro inspiration rather than just ‘nostalgia’. This has allowed me to explore more niche and unique areas which has sparked creative and exciting outcomes.

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Concept Board 2

Concept Board 2

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Concept Board 3

Concept Board 3

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Woven Sampling

Woven Sampling

Different for me, I decided to go with an all lambs wool warp to create more diversity within my collection of fabrics. I used a pointed draft in conjunction with some figurative lifting plans to create some retro style fabrics. I also incorporated a few fancy yarns to in-keep with the rest of my samples.

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Woven Sampling

Woven Sampling

Different for me, I decided to go with an all lambs wool warp to create more diversity within my collection of fabrics. I used a pointed draft in conjunction with some figurative lifting plans to create some retro style fabrics. I also incorporated a few fancy yarns to in-keep with the rest of my samples.

©JennywDesigns

Woven Sampling

Woven Sampling

Different for me, I decided to go with an all lambs wool warp to create more diversity within my collection of fabrics. I used a pointed draft in conjunction with some figurative lifting plans to create some retro style fabrics. I also incorporated a few fancy yarns to in-keep with the rest of my samples.

©JennywDesigns

Woven Sampling

Woven Sampling

Different for me, I decided to go with an all lambs wool warp to create more diversity within my collection of fabrics. I used a pointed draft in conjunction with some figurative lifting plans to create some retro style fabrics. I also incorporated a few fancy yarns to in-keep with the rest of my samples.

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Woven Sampling

Woven Sampling

This sample is from another warp I produced entirely made up of fancy yarns. I felt much more in my element with this warp and was able to create some interest textures and different weights of fabrics. I used similar lifting plans to the lambs wool warp but the difference the yarns has is really interesting. They’re also larger scale.

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Group of Sampling

Group of Sampling

This is a progress shot of some of my fabrics as they were developing as a collection. It shows a snippet of different fabrics created from a variety of different warps.

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Group of Sampling

Group of Sampling

This is a progress shot of some of my fabrics as they were developing as a collection. It shows a snippet of different fabrics created from a variety of different warps as well as some experimentation with knitted samples.

©JennywDesigns

Group of Sampling

Group of Sampling

This is a progress shot of some of my fabrics as they were developing as a collection.

©JennywDesigns

Group of Sampling

Group of Sampling

This is a progress photo of layering up my samples with other work such as mood boards and inspiration. By doing this it was interesting to see how all my work is beginning to work together.

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Group of Sampling

Group of Sampling

This is a progress photo of layering up my samples with other work such as mood boards and inspiration. By doing this it was interesting to see how all my work is beginning to work together.

©JennywDesigns

Group of Sampling

Group of Sampling

This is a progress photo of layering up my samples with other work such as mood boards and inspiration. By doing this it was interesting to see how all my work is beginning to work together.

©JennywDesigns

Group of Sampling

Group of Sampling

This is a progress photo of layering up my samples to see them working together.

©JennywDesigns

Group of Sampling

Group of Sampling

This is a progress photo of layering up my samples to see them working together.

©JennywDesigns

Group of Sampling

Group of Sampling

This is a progress photo of layering up my samples with other work such as mood boards and inspiration. By doing this it was interesting to see how all my work is beginning to work together.

©JennywDesigns

Group of Sampling

Group of Sampling

This is a progress shot of some of my fabrics as they were developing as a collection. It shows a snippet of different fabrics created from a variety of different warps as well as some experimentation with knitted samples and digital print samples.

©JennywDesigns

Group of Sampling

Group of Sampling

This is a progress shot of some of my fabrics as they were developing as a collection. It shows a snippet of different fabrics created from a variety of different warps as well as some experimentation with knitted samples and digital print samples.

©JennywDesigns

Woven Sampling

Woven Sampling

This is a sample I produced on the TC2 loom which is made up of a lot of fluffy fibres. Here I am trying it out as a jumper sleeve on the body.

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