Buzzing for life is a collection of textiles which informs people about bees and flora that are joined through pollination. Bearing this in mind, I hope to make people more aware of how important bees are, along with flora for our future environmental sustainability. The designs are informed by research I have conducted into the two subjects to increase awareness of their significance to our planet.
The inspiration behind this project came from a family connection to honey bees. My brother currently keeps bees so I have been able to visit them and draw from first-hand research. I have always had an interest in flora due to attending wildlife groups together with a collective family love of the environment.
This collection is aimed towards interiors within the home, in particular kitchen based textiles. I want to create open discussions around bees and flora within a relaxed environment. In our current climate more people are staying at home making an increase within this market. When we return to socialising at home, a meal will become an event to celebrate, making exciting tableware a must have.
There are 4 groups within the collection displaying a range of techniques such as collage, watercolour and line art. Each group has a different colour scheme to work as a stand alone collection. The groups each include a tablecloth, runner, placemats, coasters, and tea towels. In addition, every collection also has supporting products found within the kitchen such as oven gloves, blinds and aprons.