Places to visit: -

The Design Museum
28 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

The Science Museum
Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2DD

The Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL

Books to read:

  • 9 Heads: A guide to fashion drawing by Nancy Riegelman
  • Exploring Textile Arts by Elaine Perry
  • Experimental Textiles by Kim Thittichai
  • Techno Textiles 2 by Sarah E Braddock Clarke and Marie O’Mahony
  • Manual Of Nutrition-HMSO
  • The Hairy Bikers Family Cookbook (Mum knows best) Si King and Dave Myers
  • The Naked Chef-Jamie Oliver
  • How To Eat-Nigella Lawson
  • Complete Cookery Course-Delia Smith
  • The Cookery Year-Readers Digest
  • Real Food-Nigel Slater
  • English Bread and Yeast Cookery-Elizabeth David
  • Best Kept Secrets of the Women’s Institute Series


Here are some useful websites:


Here are some useful films / TV programmes that could help with your research:

  • Project Catwalk/Runway (Sky)
  • ‘Textiles’ (YouTube)
  • Masterchef
  • Come Dine With Me
  • Celebrity Chef shows (Jamie Oliver etc)
  • The Hairy Bikers
  • Great British Bake Off


Here are some designers that could help to inspire your work:

  • Ross Lovegrove
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh
  • Gerrit Reitveld
  • Vivienne Westwood
  • Matthew Williamson
  • Yohji Yamamoto
  • Yves Saint Laurent
  • Karl Lagerfeld