Originally inspired by the dry-stone walls of Malta and Andy Goldsworthy’s ‘Storm King Wall’, ‘Thread’ explores the concepts of irregularity, juxtaposition and reconstruction. This collection investigates the manipulation of thread within garment construction exploring aspects of both practicality and aesthetics. Fraying raw edges reflect the raw materials used within dry-stone walls, where some stones are manufactured and some are naturally eroded creating diversity in shape and size. Freehand embroidery is used to explore the contrast between order and disorder, symmetry and irregularity. Ordnance Survey Map contour lines and symbols are represented through embroidery by trapping gold rat tail cord within a zig zag stitch. Andy Goldsworthy’s use of colour inspired the collection further by focusing one bright colour onto an otherwise monochrome colour palette. Gold on grey flannel was used to maintain this high impact statement while assuring a level of luxury.