Fatima Islam

My design collection focuses on creating contemporary embroidery designs suitable for a high-end, high street bag design market. The centre of my designs focuses on translating marks through expressive colour, which is then illustrated through stitch. My main theme and inspiration consists of colours and marks found in the sea therefore, my embroidery is a projection of abstract  landscapes obtained from my own personal experiences. The majority of my designs act as a representation of forms through watercolour and ink which inform the fluidity aspect of my work. There is a playful atmosphere to my designs, which come from the diversification that encompass organic form. Texture has been brought forward through exploring various stitch and free motion embroidery, seeing how they can be used in combination to create vibrant and contemporary designs suitable for the commercial marketplace.