The labour and traditions of farming families has lead to the designer conducting her own dying experiments using vegetables, rust and more. Rust dying proved the most successful using chicken wire to create a unique print onto organic fabrics. This has also given new life to something, highlighting the designers own sustainability ethos and development of more environmentally friendly dying processes.
Along with natural dying, screen printing and patchwowrking; Sarah explored a third print method which involved hand drawing and digitally editing a repeat floral pattern. AS the hues and tones of the donated clothes were muted greens and browns, Sarah set out to develop a vibrant floral print inspired by her Grandmother's 60's floral dresses. A ditsy vintage print in very modern and clashing tones, give pops of colour and a vibrant clash to the upcycled patchwork.