I visited Fabrics Galore in Battersea in order to collect Corduroy samples. I always associate Corduroy with muted, earthy colours but wanted to see whether I could source some brightly coloured Corduroy samples. I prefer Corduroy with thicker cords as I feel this texture is more interesting and distinctive than that of needle cord. I also visited a hardware store as I find this is a great source of inspiration, I came across these bronze metal pipes and starting joining them together, this made me think about the rigid structure of corduroy, also the pipes themselves are a hardware material and therefore relates to how Corduroy is commonly used for workwear. From this I became interested in exploring the link between corduroy and workwear, and was especially drawn to pipes and electrical cords in the hardware shop.
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