In this section I have noticed my tendency to overwhelm myself with research and information on the practical technicalities to compensate for a lack of confidence on the Research Points and a continued lack of development through drawing but think I have taken a huge step forward in developing designs through experimentation and have learned and practiced many new techniques.
Stage 1 Preparation
I did not heed the ‘Too much fabric will only confuse you when you work’. I have a large stash of fabric and set about selecting my most favourite and pinning it to two polystyrene boards. As many of my favourite samples are quite small pieces I was reluctant to cut into them, but it would have been a good idea. Also, with hindsight, I would have looked more closely at Stage 2 before making my selection as it took a long time to whittle down fabrics which could work with my drawings which could have been better spent developing ideas.