My skills in textile design have been resolved through tertiary education, industry visits and fieldwork in West Bengal, India. I gained commercial insight into textile printing and production at a session at Publisher Textiles, Sydney. This was furthered through firsthand experiences at textile production units in West Bengal where I gained technical knowledge through workshops and presentations by designers and artisans.
I have developed skills in trend forecasting using platforms with the likes of WGSN and Patternbank and creating a digital repeat pattern using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. I am also familiar with textile production processes including weaving, dyeing (both natural and synthetic), embroidery, applique, printing (screen, block and digital) and interlacing techniques.