So... last year I produced these little tote bags using my imagery from one of my fashion modules, I really loved my two little love birds and thought they would look very cute on some simple tote's. The tote bags are now on their way to the Knitting and Stitch show in Harrogate so I'm feeling a little nervous as I've never tried to sell anything before. I also tend to get quite attached.
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
I had a go at entering the crafty computer paper competition with some work in which I had used their product it was as simple as that but didn't win anything... oh well its still best to give things a go! I entered work from my last module in second year which was also for furnishing fabrics with the theme of 'things british'. Based on a previous trip to London my imagery included the typical sights of London such as the black cab, red bus, Big Ben etc. Above is my digital printed samples I entered.
It was alot of long days and hard work in the print room but after 8 very fast weeks I have my final collections for furnishing fabrics. Some have more in their collection as I planned but I felt it would be a waste to put them in my development book when I was really pleased with how they turned out. Below are a few pictures I hope you like them.
Sunday, 31 October 2010
Tonight I have been busy sorting my fabrics and started dying them. This picture shows a basic cotton which I have started with to test the dyes. I am really pleased with how bold and vibrant the colours have come out. I have also chosen a dark brown dye as a contrast to the bright tones.
The main focus for my visual research came from Glasgow, I especially loved bumping into the beautiful Heron on a walk in the sun. I also visited MayBeck near Whitby. This was on a rainy day but brought out another little piece of wildlife- creeping out of some bark. I think nature is a great form for inspiration and fantastic to draw. I also visited the Botanical Gardens regularly which were another great source and had such a wide variety of florals!
I really love decorating my bay! It was the first thing I was looking forward to when back at uni! Can't believe its my final year, and nearly November already! Time is going fast.. too fast!
Monday, 6 September 2010
Well, I've been abit busy up and down the northeast for the Summer!
I've been trying to get on with my journal, though I have chosen a very challenging trend so I'm not sure where I'm going yet....
But!! I have been doing alot of networking! and becoming abit addicted to it!
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Monday, 12 July 2010
Thursday, 3 June 2010
So what have I been doing!! ..... Well excitingly I have been very lucky to get a work placement at the amazing Timorous Beasties for 6 weeks! So I have turned into a Scottish tourist, it has been really interesting so far and I feel like i already know alot more about the wonderful world of interiors!
Sunday, 18 April 2010
With it being easter holidays i had to take the majority of stuff from my work bay at uni home so it is very bare!..... this was my work bay from my first module, i really loved this trend as it was so bright and vibrant and i had alot of visual imagery!
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Thursday, 1 April 2010
Sunday, 21 February 2010
Saturday, 6 February 2010
Hello, well this is my first blog, eeee I'm abit nervous. I'm a Textile and Surface Design student in my 2nd year, specialising in embroidery and print. So far within my journey of design I have explored surface design for interiors and surface design for fashion. My next trip take me to surface design for gift......and Paris!