Over the next two weeks we will be featuring a few of the collections developed during Mastering Your Market, one of our textile design courses. In this six week workshop designers focus on the apparel, quilting and home decor markets, producing a small collection of patterns for different companies in each market. Designers can choose from several brief options, finding the ideal customer match for their style, so you’ll be seeing a large variety of work over the next few weeks.
We’ll start with Cathy Hunt, who was kind enough to share her process for each collection and her thoughts on the workshop here:
In the end, I feel I developed collections that were more unique and “marketable”.
Collection #1, Aspen
I loved creating this collection for Pendelton. I drew my inspiration from the fact that Pendelton’s customer appreciates a Native American look in their products. I was inspired to bring an unexpected twist to the designs by creating a contemporary tribal feel to the collection.
Collection #2, Hazy Kat
I designed this collection for the quilting market. My inspiration came from studying folk art designs. I was searching for a way to create that simplicity of shape in a hand-painted technique and then, digitally, give it a complexity with the blurry, hazy effect. I hand-painted the elements and created a hazy background or blurred the lines in some way on each print.
Collection #3, Westminster
You can learn more about Cathy’s work here and register here for the textile design course: Mastering Your Market!