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Primary Drawing

Here is a selection of some of the primary drawings that I created to help inspire and brainstorm my colour, imagery and pattern ideas for my collection. All drawings are inspired by my own primary photography.

A Final Design

A vibrant close-up picture of a final design from my collection. This image portrays clearly the beautiful vibrant colour and overprint in the design.

Handmade Lampshade

A digitally drawn design that I had digitally printed onto cotton linen. I constructed the lampshade myself using a lampshade-making kit.

Hand Painted Wallpaper Design

A hand-painted wallpaper design that is inspired by my primary drawing. This design is size A1 with the option to either repeat it or scale up to a larger size.

Two Lampshades and Cushion

This image shows my cushion and lampshades together portraying the colourful and extravagant energy of the 'Garden Party' collection.

Tabitha Sowa

I am a Loughborough University Textiles: Innovation and Design finalist, specialised in Printed Textiles. As a printed textiles designer I enjoy to work with pattern, extravagant colour, mixed drawing techniques and digital mediums. My style is colourful, fun and busy. I enjoy a vibrant project with a concept that inspires me to explore a variety of techniques and ideas.

My final project is named 'The Garden Party', inspired by a variety of garden flowers. The inspiration behind the name of the project stemmed from watching Marie Antoinette. I enjoyed the scenery of the Versailles Palace gardens and the garden parties hosted by Marie Antoinette. This sparked an idea to create a modern interior floral collection suitable for domestic home interiors, to be used in an outside home garden setting, lounge and kitchen area. For my final collection, I have created a series of prints, two lampshades, a bedside table, and two repeat lengths. The project has enabled me to create a fun and exciting collection perfectly suited to my own individual style.

I plan on gaining experience in both fashion and interiors after I graduate as I am keen to gain knowledge and insight into a variety of areas within the Textile Design industry. I plan on creating a small business on the side that will enable me to continue to design for myself and keep up my passion for creating.

Final year project

The Garden Party


1st Place Award H&M 2020- I was awarded 1st place and a print internship opportunity due to my successful summer women's wear fashion project. I gained my award as a result of my colourful and vibrant collection named 'Modern Craft'. The project was a collaborative live project with my Textile design course at Loughborough University and designers from H&M.

Textile Design Award At Godalming College 2018- I was awarded the end-of-year Textile award due to my continuous hard work, contribution to the textile department, and successful A- Level Textile Design grade. I was recognised for my high-quality drawing techniques and bright colour.

Textile Scholarship 2016- I was awarded a Textile Design Scholarship due to my consistent passion, success, and natural print pattern-making skills.