Apparel and Textile Design Projects
My projects often focus around one or more of the themes of swimming, upcycling, and comfort. Swimming inspired both the functional and aesthetic qualities of several projects. I was inspired to address functional needs of swimmers when I designed functional swimming-related garments, formal clothing made to fit swimmers' bodies, upcycled swimsuits, and swimwear to address injury risk factors (will include photos once my research has been published). I was inspired by the aesthetic qualities of water in my hand-dyed swimming-inspired textile collection and in my collection of formal clothing for swimmers. I also enjoy making casual athletic clothing, crocheting blankets, and designing functional apparel.