After collecting insights from my dissertation research, I identified that children with parents in prison spent very little time together and form no sense of a physical relationship, due to the restraints of the visiting rooms. The only consistent method of communication is via the postal system, where postcards can be sent as a method of exchange. Persuing creativity is widely recognised, both in prisons and for children experiencing trauma, as a mode of productivity and expression.

In the Loop utilises the unobtrusive and historically relevant process of quilt design, through a creative exchange between parent and child. This would be persued through a workbook containing compositions of pop-out shapes and postcard templates, in order for narratives or patterns to be created and exchanged via post during the course of the separation. Each person can then adapt the designs they recieve into a square of quilt, which would be stitched together after release.