Gabrielle Hird

Textiles in Practice
BA (Hons)

I am a print designer developing designs for interiors. Throughout my third year on the textiles in practice course I have been developing a range of bold abstract prints from butterflies using scale, composition and colour as the underlying concepts of my work. 

The range of patterns and colours amongst the butterfly species has always fascinated me. After visiting The Lancaster Butterfly House and Manchester Museum I came away with a broad range of images to allow me to develop a strong collection of bold, abstract designs.

Initially, I used hand drawn techniques to develop a range of motifs, later turning them digital and adding colour that I picked specifically from the images I collected. Changing the scale of the canvas I was working with definitely allowed me to ‘create a statement’ in an interior space, the result I aimed for throughout this unit.

Tags: Abstract, Print, Printed Textiles, Surface Pattern, Textiles

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