One of the main aspects of my final piece dresses, was the patterned fabric I created to make them from, many of which are printed on using natural and lino-printing techniques. A big inspiration for my work even from GCSE, is William Morris, a pioneer of textile art, most well known for his pattern work, which can still be found in modern homes today. I have been inspired by his work because of the classical or vintage aesthetic, but also the subject matter of his work being mainly nature or small animals amongst intricate designs, which despite the use of fantastic colours still portrays the look of the wilderness.
Another artist I found influential when creating my patterned work was Claire Burchell, a textile artist. I found her work fascinating as the colour schemes are vibrant and in contrast to one another, making for a striking composition, as colour has always been an integral part of my creative process. I found this reminiscent of some of the work I had already completed in textiles earlier in the year, and wanted to try incorporate more of her style into my work this semester.