It was when I saw the Attacus Atlas Moth, I fell in love. The bold colours and intricate markings encapsulated me. I didn’t have a purpose for drawing at all. I just love to sit down, and draw something in pencil whilst sipping tea. As I draw, my mind starts to rush with other ideas, like what it would look like if I had drawn it in biro, or in coloured pens and pencils. I’d make stencils and miniature sculptures out of wire.
When it came to designing the first collection ‘Transfigure’, I was wondering what would be my source of inspiration. I picked up my sketchbook and began wondering how the softness of the moth could be replicated in an embroidery. I imagined a moth like print dancing on the body.
I took my initial drawings and made a CAD version. This is then sent to the supplier, where they redesign it in their own software.
The final embroidery is then sent to me, ready to be crafted into beautiful garments.