These sketchbook pages are the unequivocal result of effort, passion and enthusiasm. Although 'decoration' is usually unnecessary within a textile or fashion design sketchbook, in this case, the background patterning demonstrates a complete understanding of the aesthetic; a strong personal response to the colours, shapes, textures, lines and forms of the work studied.
Black widow (detail). Lace cloth series. Lesley Richmond. Leslie studies the growth structures of natural forms, which she constructs with heat-reactive pigments, referencing antique lace designs influenced by organic structures.