Rowan Tothill (she/her)
An ode to colour
This collection is an ode to my love of colour. I wanted to explore how I could replicate the colour and shapes from my drawings into printed fabric. I have used a number of technical processes throughout this final year project, including screen printing with stencils, printing with handmade wooden blocks as well as lino and potato prints. I also explored digital print and sublimation print and these processes really advanced my understanding of repeats and scale as well as allowing me to print my more complex drawings and to explore a variation of colourways.I see my designs being used in a home interiors context. They would be ideal in bright, modern homes with bold interiors, kids’ rooms, large wall hangings or wallpaper for a feature wall – any indoor space that benefits from bold pattern and colour.For this collection I created a sustainable design manifesto and researched how to become a responsible textile designer. This is reflected within my studio work as I only print on second hand or waste fabric resourced from charity shops in an attempt to reduce waste and maintain my design practice within the circular economy.