Final year project
P.T.L Play! Touch! Learn! [Read more]
Multi Sensory Experience
With a range of different stimulations, this piece can be used in a number of ways. There are aspects of sound, touch and visual stimuli, intended for sensory play and learning.
Visual and Tactile Sensory Wall
The intended outcome of this piece is to be displayed on a ceiling as well as attached to a wall, creating a visual and tactile experience for the children, they are able to look for linking shapes and feel the raised areas adding a more educational aspect.
Hanging Visual Stimulation Mobile
This mobile was created to hang above the children and create a visual experience for them to engage with. It was created in my cooler colour palette for a more calming effect.
Two Colourway Digital Design
These digital prints show a design in the two different colour palettes, to generate different types of stimulation, printed on soft velvet.
I am a graduate specialising in Multi-Media textiles design. My final collection, P.T.L is an interactive and sensory instillation that is a playful, colourful and stimulating space, created for and inspired by children with special educational needs.
Since I was young my mum has been teaching and working with children with many different disabilities. It has always brought me joy and inspiration when there was a chance to learn with them. I got to interact and observe how these children play and learn from sounds, touch and sensory objects. It was a valuable experience that I was able to use to influence my collection. I wanted to bring a new and modern aspect to sensory development and textiles. Within this collection, I have created two separate colour palettes one with warm bright colours of pink and orange to produce energy, creativity and stimulation. Alternatively, the cool colours of green and blue create a calm and stressless environment and a feeling of well-being. By using wood combined with soft and textural fabrics and embellishments with auditory qualities, this created a collection with the aim of generating an all-around sensory appeal from touch, sight and sound. Appealing to multiple senses, these pieces would be able to sit together in an installation and provide a stimulating play space for children with MSI (Multi-Sensory Impairment). I aim to pursue a career in the textiles industry utilising my experience with multi-media and design.
Final year project
P.T.L Play! Touch! Learn!
My work was chosen to appear at Premiere Vision, Paris, for Loughborough University in Febuary 2020.