I started off taking photographs of the beach huts on Hove seafront.
From these images, I did some paintings and collages to get some idea of what I wanted my warp to look like and what coloured weft I wanted... basically figure out the whole design of the cloth.
From these pages of my sketchbook, I developed a series of exploratory samples. I used a mercerised cotton warp and linen weft.
I used a block draft to mimic the contrast between the architecture in the images. I wanted to incorporate the diamond motif in the designs.
I think the main points I am going to take forward in the final major project is the incorporation of the diamond motif, the colour blocks and the use of block draft.