Tuesday, 31 January 2012

New college project!

For the fashion project we were each given a colour, I was given brown, which at first I wasnt excited by, but after creating a few mood boards using found objects and drawing a few basic skirt designs I am loving the colour brown! Pics of my final mood board to the left!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Buildings book!

I have eventually finished the 'booking a charity' project, here's a few photos of my final book and tote bag!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

First few page ideas ...

The final piece for this project is a book, I am therefore beginning to put my pages together using Photoshop!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Print, Print, Print!

As part of the 'booking a charity' art foundation project I decided to spend the afternoon doing some silk screen printing. The image I printed is a simple drawing I had drawn earlier in the project. As these prints are two colour ( black and a range of other colours) I had to created two silk screens to print from. I really love the effect of these pieces, however a couple of the black prints went a bit blotchy, due to the heavy canvas fabric I was using and the screen being slightly damp!

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Art Foundation Project 'Booking a Charity'


Our first project in our specialist areas is titled 'Booking a Charity' for this project we had to go to a charity shop and find an object that we felt connected too, and also felt inspired by. The outcome of this project is a book, but we've been told we cant create a traditional book with ring binders.

The object I chose is a  white vase/candle holder with a print of townhouses along the base. From this object I have started looking at townhouses and cityscape's, and am focusing on Winchester buildings for my project.

Here's some of the pages from my sketchbook thus far! ...


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

A little taster...

I'm currently working on a project for my Art Foundation called 'Booking a Charity' ... I'll write more about it in my next post, but thought I'd just put a little taster up of what I'm doing!

Friday, 6 January 2012

Patterns everywhere!

I love how interesting surface patterns can be found everywhere, yet may go unnoticed if you're not looking for them!
I saw this simple yet effective pattern in Southbank centre in central London today!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

New Years resolution #2...

I am adding a Spirograph set to my wish list for the new year!

...for both nostalgic and creative reasons!

Better late than never!..

Completely forgot to upload a picture of this years Christmas socks... gorgeous patterns, colours, and ever so cosy!

(Socks from Dorothy Perkins!)

Will be keeping a little bit of christmas alive all year round in these!

New Years resolution #1 ...

So I've decided that my first New Years resolution is to finally get some of my patterns digitally printed onto fabric!

I've found a company that print custom fabric for a very reasonable price ( from $16.20 per yard) which is around  £10.50 a yard! Plus they hold weekly fabric competitions, and once a member of the website you have the option of letting them sell your fabric design for you, with you getting around 10% of the price of sale..... not bad to get you started !


Website link above!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Cushion cover!

New Year, New projects!

After a busy Christmas and New years I thought I'd ease myself back in textiles and patterns.

I made this simple cushion in fabric I fell in love with. I love the retro and bold feel the print has, and I've even included a chunky gold button as a fastener!