Updated Plan

Research Theme How and why do Textile designers want to establish a small business? How did they set it up?  Comparison between someone setting it up currently and someone already who has set it up PREDICTION:  Process of setting up a business Idea for product Values of the business Create product  Photograph product Set up…

A plan. Already?

The idea of having a plan already is a little daunting, but I need some loose structure so I know where the hell I am going with this. I already have a rough idea on what I want to achieve through this case study. I want to analyse the roles within a small business set…

Initial Idea for Case Study

My initial idea for this case study is to investigate the inner workings of a small company. As a textile designer, the idea of starting an Etsy shop is one that has occurred to me for some time. It is a popular concept among my peers and even some graduates of the course. I thought…

Design as Research

I cannot lie, this concept baffles me a little. I think I am just used to thinking as design as something that decorates a surface. Can you tell that I am a textile designer? The print methods that we use in our practice are usually superficial, adding a layer of design onto pre-made fabric. From…

My Illustrated Case Study

I haven’t had much time to do this case study but it was enlightening nevertheless. Recently, I have been trying to stay off my phone and social media. It was really for productivity and mental health reasons that I decided to do so as I am addicted to my phone. I finally admit it! But…

Visualisations within Service Design

Service Design can be used as a general term to describe the planning and organisation of people, infrastructure, communication and material components. It was only in my lecture this morning that I actually learnt this term for the first time and it got me thinking about where I could find examples of this. Usually, service…

Business Model Canvas

Within our lecture two PowerPoint, I discovered the business model canvas. This table shows the values held by organisations and businesses too. I decided to fill out both forms. One for a major business, for this I chose John Lewis and the other was a personal model for my old Etsy shop. This process was…

Symbolism of Moorish Colours

The next port of call for this project was to decide on a colour palette. This is were I usually start my creative journeys as they provide the best inspiration at the beginning. Moorish culture, like most, has symbolism associated with certain colours. These colours provided the foundation to my colour palette but also provided…

Research Methods

I never knew that I could learn so many new definitions within one lecture! I do have to admit I had to look back over this one because content was just not going in at 9am in the morning unfortunately. This lecture was primarily about research methods and the many types of case study you…

Introduction to IDOT

I have got to say, I was not looking forward to the start of this project. However, as time has gone on, I have discovered that I am now very fond of designing wallpaper. We had three briefs to chose from: Beyond the Wall A Sense of Abstraction Animal Astratti I started exploring each one…

An Introduction

Hi, my name is Layla and I am a third year textile student at ECA. I originally choose this course because it seemed like the better option out of two. We weren’t given many options this year for this part of the course, especially when there were so many exciting courses that we could have…

Moorish Architecture and Symbolism

A trip to Spain provided me with all of the inspiration images for this project. In particular, I looked at the Alhambra in Granada, the Alzcázar in Seville and the Mequita in Cordoba. This subject matter was great because it has provided a little bit of escapism in the dark Scottish winter and of course…