Nature has always been my number one inspiration for design, so when it came to deciding on the theme for my first proper textile collection, it was no wonder I was drawn to garden flora as my topic of choice. Drawing first hand is a huge stage in my design process and I really enjoy the therapeutic qualities that comes with sitting within the natural environment and seeing what you produce on the page. It's a stage which I try not to take too seriously - obviously I still need to produce high quality drawings and not a load of scribbles - but if I make a mistake it's not the end of the world and if I do something i don't like overall, I'm not going to rip it out of my sketchbook.
I am so excited for my final year, even though it may be very stressful and a little daunting as to what's next when I get out the other side. I can't wait to share my progress with you throughout the year on the blog and hear your responses along the way. Let me know if you have a favourite flower, I am always looking for new ones to draw!