The task was to create a textiles collection inspired by the Gawthorpe British Textiles Archive to be displayed in their exhibition. My response to the collection was to look at the collection as a whole; a place to preserve and celebrate traditional textiles. Because what had most significance to me was the way all the samples were kept in a protective plastic to preserve them, and how we weren’t allowed to touch them with our bare hands. What had also struck me was how the plastic slightly distorted the view of the samples. So even though they were well preserved; the plastic which was there to protect them also hindered us from experiencing them fully. This is what led me to look at the idea of mixing plastic with traditional English textiles techniques; to celebrate yet distort the processes involved.