Wales is steeped in heritage and what symbolises Wales for me is the mining industry. In my research I looked deeper than the end products typically coal and copper to the infrastructure especially how the precious materials were transported. The images which intrigued me were the bridges. I was drawn to the lines which created the strength of the structures and how they were interlocked and found those lines formed patterns in their own right. I created objects emulating what I saw, and manipulated them to form imagery to move forward into a range of patterns. Knowing that the end product was to be used for textiles I settled on two colour ways, which could be used in a commercial or industrial setting.