Sunday, 26 September 2010

Mark Making

Here is some recent sketchbook work, its kind of messy but I like that. Its actually the wrong side of the stitch but I like the effect it brings. Lately I've been doing a lot of mark making using stitch and other things so I'm being a bit experimental at the moment!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Degree Show June 2009

Tranquil Reverie
This is one of my designs from my degree show. I did four final designs but thought I would put my favourite up as they would take up quite a lot of space! The four designs were based on light and movement. I focused on some key images from my drawings (jellyfish and dragonflies mainly) and produced designs through CAD and printed them digitally onto different lightweight fabrics. The colours used were based on water and ink. Some are dark and some are light. I chose this piece to link all the fabrics together and I presented them on a black wall to emphasise the light in the designs. My Designs were featured on a trend forecasting website for a while which was a great opportunity to get my work known. This was by far my favourite project from my degree as my style really developed and I ventured onto larger scale designs and development.

Bottlegreen Comp 2009

Graceful Summer
This was a design I did for Bottlegreen in 2009. This design was made using scrap backgrounds and new drawings I did based on research of the brand and the product. This design in particular (I submitted 3) was chosen as one of the final designs and was put to public vote on the website. Unfortunately I didn't win but I learnt a lot about designing for a specific brief and how to work with a brand. I have removed the logo, but the placement of the design and floral images incorporated the logo and where it would be on the product.

New to Blogger!

Hello there! Being new to blogger I'm sure it will take me a while to get used to it but for now I'm going to give you an update! 

At the moment I'm sat in my lounge surrounded by pages and pages of ink drying out which is extremely enjoyable! I have had some new found inspiration and have started to stitch once more. My time at university was spent surrounded by paint, ink, and lots and lots of fabric so I'm going back to basics and small scale (which is less daunting) and hopefully will create some stitch work worthy of showing the big wide world.

I'm going to upload (hopefully!) some of my degree show designs and other recent work for people to look at. Hope you all enjoy!