Birch Tree Collection

  • Travelling around London for the first time ever, I couldn’t help but become inspired by the colors around me. The houses on Portobello Road, the Impressionist paintings in the National Gallery and even the birch trees throughout the city all stood out with the same sweet, pastel colors. I took elements from the birch trees I had seen to create speckled and peeling textures. This natural feeling juxtaposed the light, warm colors that are not normally seen in nature in order to create a unique design collection. The fabric samples contain a variety of materials, including wood, foil, felt, and paper. Combined, they help simulate the natural, varying surfaces of birch wood. For application, these fabrics could be used for women's outerwear such as jackets and coats.
  • Final Presentation
  • Screen print with heat pressed white and clear foil and dyed felt
  • Painted paper that been heat pressed onto fabric and then torn off to reveal small sections of the screen print underneath
  • Screen print with heat pressed clear foil and dyed wood
  • Screen print with appliquéd fabric on top of heat pressed wood in order to give a three-dimensional effect
  • Dyed wool felt with heat pressed white and clear foil and hand embroidered french knots
  • White foil heat pressed on top of screen printed fabric
  • Dyed wool felt that has been cut to maroon felt and orange cotton to parellel the knots on trees
  • Inspiration