Last summer I took part in the Make it in Design Summer School. During the online school, the designers are given two trend briefs to design to. There are three categoies, beginner, intermediate and advanced. I took part in the Advanced brief where one of the trend briefs was 'Vintage Daydream'. I did think I'd be all about the florals, but I was on holiday in the Lake District and we had a big punnet of strawberries, were having picnics and the idea of 'Strawberry Delight' popped into my head! I thought gingham and vintage vibes.
So, that's what I drew. I used watercolour pencils and liked the hand drawn feel that they gave. I also gave the gingham a bit of a hand drawn feel, rather than very straight lines. Originally, the strawberries were in vertical lines but once I was going to print into on fabric I decided to make it more random. I usually buy metres of fabric and then make products with that, which means that each purse is slightly different. However, this time set it up so that each purse was the same and was guaranteed to have strawberries and flowers. My favourite is the tea towel, though, I can imagine this being used at picnics, so it's come full circle to what I have originally thought of. I hope it met the brief too!
The photo of the fabric in the basket is a mock-up (which means it's being photoshopped to look like that). Once it's the summer hopefully I'l be out with my picnic basket! The mock-up is by The Indoorsy Project.