Tuesday, 6 July 2010

My New Designers!

This was my stand at New Designers which wouldn't have been up if it weren't for Micheal and his God given 6 ft 7" (I think!).
This piece of embroidery yook me months but i'm so pleased with it!

Here are some photos of our stand at New Designers! Look out for Claire Baker and the beautiful seahorse, 'Chancy'

New Designers and the end of college!!!!!!!!!!!!

New Designers was brilliant our stand (CCAD Hartlepool) did really well for contacts and I got some interest from Embroiderers Guild which is really exciting!!!
I have no idea what to do at the moment, college has finished and I am waiting for a reply from Dianne Harding who interveiwed me for work experience in India. I am waiting to hear back from my interveiw with Texprint. I can't handle the pressure!!!!!!!
Good news though! I have graduated with first class honours!!!!! I can not believe it!!!
I may look into doing an MA in print/embroidery...
The future is a scary place!

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Last day pure panic!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have soooo much stitching to do it's scary!
This is how much of a dinckuss I am. I tried to send Lindsey a message and I have managed to become a follower of my own blog!!!!!!!!
How will I ever get a job with such little and seemingly pathetic computer skills!!
Please help!

Friday, 7 May 2010

Just some more of Lindsey and a little embroidery!
All finished on Monday peace out!

My B E A utiful friend Linsey E Murray!!!!!!!!!

Look at that beautiful smile!!!!!!!!!
Lindsey E Murray here is modelling four of my fabric samples pinned to her vest top trying with every fibre not to fall off in front of our new best friend Paul from photography who offered up his photography skills and helped us out.
Love you Lindsey Murray thank you very much you make my work look good!
Thank you Paul!
Everyone is stressing out, the computers are slower than ever!!!!!!!!!
We hand in on Monday and I have so much to do I feel like I may pass out at any given moment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 28 February 2010

These are more drawings from my final major project created with inks, foils, cut work and pencil crayons. I want the colours to be as vivid as possible and for them to translate well into print. I will create prints made up from the patterns of the exotic plants, snake skin and butterfly patterns.
I have almost finished my layouts and the next step will be starting to develope prints. Using colour and different dying techniques to create interesting backgrounds.

These are some of the drawings for my final major project. In all I have five drawings, they are very time consuming; I'd love to do more but I have to progress to the development stage. I have a sketchbook that I can do at at home when I'm not at college. The Consept for the project is based around vintage, exotic florals interspered with butterfly patterns and snake skin. It is also a clash of punk thrown in for good measure. There will be a clashing of colours and shapes that will be hand printed and then heavily hand embroidered. I really wanted to do a lot of hand embroidery for the last project however due to the set backs it was not possible. I have been really inspired by Alexander McQueen for this project and also very sad to hear that he took his own life recently. It is a shame to lose such an innovative designer in the fashion world.

These are some of the drawings I did for the minor project. These drawings also went to trade show in Paris and some of my final fashion fabrics gained interest.
I was really pleased with the outcome of my fabrics considering the set backs we had during printing.
This blog is a continuation of my previous blog 'Skittles OF the rainbow' of which I have forgotten the password and also the incorrect email address I used. I therefore have started again with this blog.