Creative Design: Professional

Raining at Sunset

  • Laura Kane (Framingham State University)


The purpose of this project is to adapt the garment designprocess used by creative design scholar Jessica Ridgeway into a new originalgarment design. Ridgeway’s previous design work titled Color Hearing: BridalChorus and Color Hearing: Baby It’s Cold Outside utilizes the process of psychmimicry in order to replicate the phenomenon of synesthesia (Ridgeway, 2017;Ridgeway, 2018) to develop original textile prints. In this project, titled Rainingat Sunset, a similar method is used to create an original textile print,applique motif, and machine embroidery motif based on the song Raining atSunset by mandolinist Chris Thile.

Keywords: synesthesia, color hearing, patternmaking, embroidery, applique, creative scholarship, music, raining at sunset, chris thile, sound wave, print design, music as inspiration

How to Cite:

Kane, L., (2022) “Raining at Sunset”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 78(1). doi:

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Published on
19 Sep 2022
Peer Reviewed