I have been commissioned to design a range of scarves for Autumn/Winter 2012/2013. It has been a rewarding opportunity for me to put my illustration skills to use. Above is a close up of one of the paintings I have produced for my first design.
This moth design is the first of my completed designs in the range, it is for a printed scarf and will be printed on 100% wool. I am really pleased with the colours as they look realistic to life and are also very suitable for autumn. I have designed the print at two scales as a key trend for AW 2012/13 is the use of very large scale prints. Below is the smaller scale of my two finished scarf designs.
Researching trend predictions for AW 2012/2013 has given me valuable knowledge that I can transfer to my own handwoven textiles. Currently I am planning my own colour palette for Shielagh Tacey Handwoven Textiles AW 2012/13 and a trip to buy new yarn… details to follow!