In this paper, as a collaboration between Italian company C & C Milano and Massey University, we were asked to design a proposed woven textile collection. The collection was to be designed for the New Zealand interiors market but needed to still reflect the design and brand values of the company. The brief asked for the approach to gather inspiration from the New Zealand landscape and to bring a contemporary aesthetic to the traditional stripe.

My key visual resources came from a site I chose to focus on in Martinborough, New Zealand. The namesake of the collection 'The Little Molesworth' is a farming villa in the heart of this rural town. I was particularly inspired by the raw colours, rustic texture and patterns I found within this site and used these as key elements within my woven textile collection. The fabrics were woven from all natural yarns with a mixture of alpaca, merino, linen and cotton fibres.