Sedna, Goddess of the sea

The work for my final major project has been inspired by the Inuit folk story of Sedna the Sea Goddess and how she came into being.  This story in particular inspired creativity due to it’s resonance of the power that women hold even when they are faced with adversity.

I have taken elements of this story and turned them into prints, textiles, and paper as well as creating a range of neckwear and a storytelling dress, which is my interpretation of the oral history tradition of the Inuit culture.

I love the look of hand-block printed fabric, the individuality of the design and the natural finish that is produced which gives a piece character and hope this comes across in my final designs.

Neckpiece


Neckpiece based on the Birdman in the folklore Sedna the Sea Goddess

Neckpiece Image

Neckpiece


Neckpiece based on the Birdman in the folklore Sedna the Sea Goddess.

Neckpiece Image

Story Telling Dress


A dress that tells the story of Sedna the Sea Goddess. 

The fabric has been hand dyed, then hand printed using lino cut blocks with foil highlights and hand embroidery.

Story Telling Dress Image

Sedna Fabric


The idea for this fabric was an original hand stamped lino block which was then turned into a repeat pattern using photoshop.

Sedna Fabric Image

Fish Scale Fabric


This fabric was created by using hand lino printed images that were then manipulate on photoshop. The inspiration for this fabric is the scales of a mermaids tail.

Fish Scale Fabric Image

Limpet Fabric


This fabric was created by using hand stamped lino prints that were then manipulated on photoshop. The inspiration for this fabric are the limpets on the sea bed. 

Limpet Fabric Image

Fish Fingers


This is an original print called ‘Fish Fingers’ which represents the story of Sedna, where her fingers are chopped off by her father to save his own life, but from her fingers all marine life is created.

Fish Fingers Image

Chair


This chair has been created using hand lino printed fabric on organic cotton.

Chair Image

Wrapping paper


This is my collection of hand printed wrapping paper using hand cut Lino blocks on recycled brown paper. featuring the theme of Limpets, fish scales and fish. 

Wrapping paper Image

Neckpiece


Neck piece inspired by the Birdman in the folklore of Sedna the Sea Goddess. Created by manipulating cotton fabric, net and felt, with embroidery and foil work.

Neckpiece Image

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  • Degree show 2020
    • BA (Hons) Textile Design