Hand in!

My final major project, ‘Favela’, is done! It’s been a long and tiring journey but I’ve enjoyed it so much, and I can’t wait to see what is in store for me in the near future.

After having some well earned rest, my plan is to continue creating designs that excite and encourage me to fulfil my true potential as a Printed Textile Designer.

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Final collection coming together

I photographed some of my final designs today for portfolio use. I used my course mates flat because the Uni was closed (bank holiday), but it actually worked out okay! Thanks Alex! >click here to see her website!<

I’ll be handing in my final collection in about a weeks time… watch this space!

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Rapanui Clothing – Work Experience

For two weeks, I was lucky enough to gain some work experience with the award winning and sustainable clothing brand Rapanui. I was appointed to design a collection of flannel shirts and t-shirt patterns for men and women for the upcoming A/W season. This also included sorting colour swatches ready for production.

My designs are set to be for sale on their website later this year!

New screens, new designs

Exposed some new screens yesterday and printed with them today. Featuring abstract shapes from my graphic paintings of bits of rubbish. Today I used devore on silk/viscose fabric to burn away these shapes and later cross dyed them, I’m becoming a fan of the dye lab again! The colours that come out of that place are amazing.

Digital prints

I’ve been combining my big paintings with some of the graphic shapes and text from my paintings of bits of rubbish. These designs work best on silks, and are shown here being digitally printed onto silk satin. Two of them didn’t work out however, as I accidentally back stained them in the washing process… Luckily I managed to save them though by dip dyeing them later on in the day which actually worked out better then I thought!

These designs have also been selected for the photo shoot next Wednesday with photographer Fabrice Lachant who has worked with Vogue, ID and many other high profile clients.

I am super excited about this.

Watch this space!

Photo Shoot

Today I went to the photography studio and photographed some of my work on a mannequin. This was a real eye opener for me as I had to adjust and manipulate my fabrics to fit the figure. Some of my designs work better then others, take a look for yourself!

>>Click here to view a short video clip of today’s action<<

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