Even though this month saw the returning of the light and the beginning of spring, my collection of the month focuses on darkness and twilight. It is based on a WGSN trend for Autumn/Winter 2017/18 called “Nocturne” and was the topic of Chelsea’s Challenge of the Textile Design Lab. During the time of the development of the collection I also took a briliant 6-week-e-course with Pattern Observer called Photoshop for Designers I +II with Photoshop guru Sherry London. I naturally gravitate towards Photoshop in my design process and in this course I discovered so much more! Tools like the Art History Brush and the Mixer Brush have a totally new meaning to me and I never knew what the Smudge Tool was there for. The Gradient Map became familiar to me and and and … So it was a natural process that I incorporated some of the learned new techniques into this collection:
You can see more amazing student work for this challenge on the Pattern Observer Pinterest Board here.