1751 Fabric

The 1751 collection was originally inspired by British silk dress designs dating from 1750s, but also has many other influences. I never fix on one design idea when combining a collection, there are many thought processes involved when deciding what is included. Small motifs can be collected and re designed to create a textured fabric, for example, Swiss knot came from half a shape found in an ancient paper cut picture from Gstaad, Switzerland. Cambo was inspired by a ceramic plate found in Wallington Hall, Northumberland. Dressy was added to create a more modern touch with an updated retro feel, again this design was inspired by a dress pattern.