This collection came about as I started doodling ideas for some fun and quirky fabric. I decided to inspire myself with recipes. I started by looking up curries, spice mixes (hence the name, ‘masala’), and chutneys, then moved on to look for ingredients in South-East Asian and Polynesian cooking.
I initially thought I was going to have several different designs, but the ingredients looked really good when they were all combined into one image.
From this original concept, I extrapolated a stripe, using the previous technique of a word in barcode font, and a polka-dot based on sliced rhizomes (ginger, turmeric, etc.)