Able is an athleisure collection created to inspire women to transform themselves by committing to a healthier liftestyle, both mentally and physically. The eccentric colors and patterns help motivate women to want to wear their clothes and go to the gym. The collection consists of essentials and work to gym ready clothes. Assisting women to not make excuses, being able to go straight to the gym from work. Able pushes the “Shoe Switcharoo” mantra - transforming an outfit from work to gym ready at the drop of a hat. The silhouettes are focused on looser fitting clothing and coverage. This allows women to feel comfortable in their clothes as an alternative to trending slim fit active wear.
SHIBORI INDIGO TECHNIQUES
We created the Spring/Summer 2018 Collection: Blue Crush to focus on a trend that continues to sweep the nation: Shibori. Combining the two worlds of hand and technology, we used folding and clamping techniques to hand dye fabric in natural indigo. Then taking these created motifs, she scanned them into the computer and created repeat and engineered patterns that were digitally printed onto Linen Cotton Canvas at Spoonflower, in Durham, NC. Making these pillows even more salable, we embellished them with a pop of white or indigo trim.
CREATING PRODUCTS OF AWARENESS: USING THE SCIENCE OF DISEASE TO INSPIRE
NC State University Undergraduate Research Grant
It is time to give hospitalized children a chance to live and be themselves. This collection of paper, home, and accessory goods is aimed at creating a positive atmosphere for the physical and mental healing and well being of kids at children’s hospitals. Sydney was ignited to make a change to the existing clinical healthcare environment through her involvement with nonprofit organizations the benefit Duke Children’s Hospital: Dance Marathon at NC State and Arts for Life. These prints were created through the Japanese paper marbling, Suminigashi. These products were sold to create awareness and funding. Sydney raised over $300 for Duke Children’s Hospital!
After working with patients being treated at Duke Children’s hospital and designed IRIS WEAR: The Children’s Wearable Blanket with Easy Port Access. Along with this wearable design came the creation of the HOPE TOTE. The Hope Tote is a grab and go essential bag given to patients on their entry for a hospital stay to carry while wandering the hospital halls. Inside patients will find information about Duke and the Durham area activities (coloring books, coloring materials), sanitizing items (hand sanitizer, kleenex), and other essentials (chapstick, mints, lotion, etc). 10 Hope Totes were created with donated materials and given to Duke Children’s Hospital and were raffled off to the children.
Photograph of Sydney + blanket by Bryan Murphy
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Other product photography done by Sydney Jones
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We hand wove these fabrics on an 8 harness floor loom, using predominately cotton yarns. This collection is a color exploration. Inspired by natural processes of rusting and indigo dyeing, We used the complimentary color scheme and naturally dyed the blue yarns to create this dynamic collection consisting of 3 pillows and a wall tapestry.
Growth in life is essential whether it is good or bad, personal or societal. in attempt to interpret dominant growth, I chose to use the control of pattern to show the relatable struggle and progression of cancer cells. I created a print collection of six prints and applied them to home decor.
Mystery in life is essential. It creates wonder which fuels human desire to understand. In attempt to interpret the mystery of pattern and repetition in water, I created a collection of graphic prints inspired by Lake Wilson, my childhood sunset refuge.
Hand Woven Rugs
The first handwoven doormat was created and designed to focus on pattern and repetition with space dyed yarn.
The second handwoven rug was created with a focus on texture. I experimented with the Peter Collingwood technique of the Double Corduroy weave structure. This is a simpler way to create a shag rug effect without hand tying knots.