Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Rebecca Carrington

The Story of Miss Ruby Ribbon

Rebecca’s collection ‘The Story of Miss Ruby Ribbon’ is a celebration of her childhood and her deceased pet parrot, Ruby. To share this memory, Rebecca created a fictional narrative through which she tells the tale of a 21-year-old woman still enjoying playing with toys.

Rebecca uses toys as shapes for garments, scaling them up from A3 drawings to create larger versions for pattern pieces. Print, embellishment and dying techniques are obvious throughout the collection. She created masks, fabric key rings and plush toys to reflect her the tale and inspire her collection.