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embroidered flowers

Embroidered and ruffled flowers in reds and pinks with green embroidered leaves.


Green Shibori on calico with hand and machine embroidery in greens oranges and dark pink

crochet plant pot

recycled jersey yarn in orange and fuchsia pink crocheted in popcorn and double stitch.

smocked embellished bag strap

changeable crochet bag strap with smocked flowers in deep purple.

Appliqué tropical flowers

Appliqué bamboo silk and embroidered tropical flowers on cream abaca fabric handwoven in the Philippines.

Isabella Macdonald

Muti media textiles designer with a focus on embroidery, crochet, Shibori

This project was inspired by my time living in the Philippines when I was a child growing up. The inspiration for my project was the memories I have of plants and fruits I was surrounded by. The colours and patterns of these were reflected in local festivals. These colourful festivals reflect the mixed cultures which have become embedded into Filipino culture which has influenced textiles through their weaving and embroidery. I explored Shibori, crochet, embroidery, and fabric manipulation techniques to inspire my collection. I have tried to make this collection a sustainable buy using fabric remnants, recycled materials and more sustainable alternatives. The outcome for this collection is a lifestyle accessories collection you might find in a premium high-street or boutique store.

Final year project

Tropical Euphoria

Work Experience

Placement at Suzie Turner where I worked on a variety of garments refinancing my embroidery and embellished skills and design.

Megan Crook Textile and get crocked where I worked on pattern cutting, hand sewing, and free machine embroidery.