Curious while Calm

This collection is a curation of varied compositions, curved lines, and sensually intriguing surfaces. Each piece reflects a playful confinement of organic forms and home nostalgia, designed to transform, and soothe an interior space as well as ourselves. The versatile collection differs in scale, sensory stimulation, weight, and enables the pieces to be adaptable to the individuals’ emotional needs. Every piece has been designed to be long lasting, timeless, and made using sustainably conscious methods such as sourcing surplus yarn and off-cut fabrics. The collection is a celebration of contemporary textile art and handcrafted design.  

Sketchbook workings 
Sampling, Drawing 
Drawing and textile workings from the graduate collection ‘Curious while Calm’. This project surrounded the concept of bringing together several multidisciplinary techniques into a singular textile. These images show the development of how these techniques were brought together.
Art, Design 
01-07-21 - (present)

Since graduating, Al Bates has taken on several small commissions with personal clients, ranging from art pieces to soft furnishings. 

WIP - Renaissance
Portraits,  Individualism
01-09-21 - (present)

This is a current working project and concept investigating individuality, freedom, and self-expression through fashion. 

Colour Trend Book 
Forecasting, Textiles

Colour trend forecast book designed in the theme of craft upcycling. All fabric, paper, swatches, ink, and printing binders used in the production were upcycled.

All Rights Reserved, Al Bates (2021)