House, Fashion and The Pursuit of Healing was a heavily process-based work, involving plenty of research and ritual. The project began with a deep exploration of plant life. I studied 128 plants in total, eventually narrowing down to five species in particular; chamomile, yarrow, rosemary, comfrey and cinnamon. All of these plants have powerful properties when it comes to healing, dyeing, and pagan belief. Once I decide on which plants to work with, I moved on to creating fabric manipulations. I dove into natural dyes, used layering to mimic natural surfaces like roots, and sewed plant-matter into and onto fabric. The physical incorporation of herbs into the garment was especially significant, as it tied the piece back to the earth. The final part of the project of was the ritual itself. In paganism, sachets of plants are often submerged in water, such as teas and baths, to create an infusion then used for spiritual purposes. I performed a ritual of my own by filling a kiddie pool with hot water and immersing myself in it while wearing the garment. I laid in the pool for an hour, letting the herbs slowly dye their encasing fabric, and using the time to rest. This moment of relaxation was a form of physical and emotional healing. I was able to reconnect with nature, and put my mind and body at ease. My personal journey with this project was quite therapeutic. I believe the pursuit of healing is something everyone deserves, and encourage others to engage with it whenever they can.