“Sans-dessein” a collection of patterns based on free associative drawings, compulsive marks and gestures. Translated literally the French expression “Sans-dessein” means “without design”. But in Québec where I live it is also used as an insult for someone without goals or direction; someone who can’t plan anything; basically an idiot. Negative no doubt, and yet it describes quite well the way this collection came to be. It i s the result of drawing without direction, getting lost and improvising. This collection is an experiment to see if my approach to pattern can appeal to a wider audience. I see it being used for apparel, decor and quilting.