BLUE MIND

BLUE MIND is a collection of hand-woven fabrics suitable for practical interior use such as blankets, throws and cushions. The Blue Mind Theory by Dr. Wallace J. Nichols (2015) is an in-depth exploration of how important water is for our happiness and health. Inspired by Scottish seascapes, the collection consists of a soothing colour palette and tactile qualities designed to comfort individuals who struggle with mental health, specifically depression and anxiety. A body of artwork was produced to replicate the movement and shapes found within my primary research. Design development consists of colour wraps and isolation of pattern and shapes to produce complete woven designs. Wool, mohair and various textured yarn is used to provide a satisfying and comforting handle.