Aneesah Sajid

Textile Design, BA (Hons)

About me

I have studied for three years on the BA (Hons) Textiles Design and my area of specialism is surface pattern. I have developed key skills including the use of CAD to develop digital images and repeat pattern designs. I enjoy using traditional print processes such as screen printing and etching to then develop digitally into repeat patterns. Throughout my studies I have developed a keen interest in cultural arts, watching documentaries and visiting exhibitions keeps me inspired. After graduation I would like to go into a teaching career and pass my knowledge to young people.

My honours degree project is based on the concept on of showing your personality type through what you wear. After researching tribal cultures and their attires, the main influence for my work was the Zulu Tribe. This tribe spends a lot of their time making intricate heavily beaded accessories and garments. I have explored the commonly used diamond and triangle shapes as my main inspiration. the colour palette represents both the positive and negative aspects of individuals personality. I have created a collection of repeat print designs that reference Tribal designs and animal prints.

Finished fabric samples (A3)

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Zulu inspired digital pattern (1)

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Zulu inspired digital pattern (2)

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(close-up) Zulu inspired garment

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Finished Garment with The final chosen pattern (digital printed on to georgette)

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One half close-up of Garment pattern

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Finished fabric samples (A3)

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Finished fabric samples (A2)

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Keywords: surface, surface print, surface print pattern design, textiles, Tribe, Cultural arts