Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Folkloric Project

Hi everyone its been a while since I have posted, but I have been very busy creating my newest prints! I decided to go back to traditional printing techniques for this project as I was using the theme of Folk to inspire me! Using four colour-way screen prints and hand embroidery I have created two prints for a fashion garment. I have added images of the printing process in which I used hand cut stencils to achieve the block colour behind my line work! Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Topshop & Louise Gray @ Port Eliot Festival

These beautiful summery photographs were taken by Topshop & Louise Gray @ Port Eliot Festival. For me they sum up a fashion forward, vintage and quirky summer. They inspire me to create a beautiful collection of summer prints! 


I have been neglecting my blog whilst enjoying a nice break during my summer! But I am now back and want to share some of the beautiful flowers in my back garden; I am going to start drawing from these photographs soon! The peony roses are my favourite!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Tribal Travels!

I have added some of my recent project to my blog, these photographs are pages from my sketchbook and some of my final sample boards. I have enjoyed this project as we have been working with wallpaper designer Kate Usher which has been really inspiring as well as a great opportunity. Will add some images of final collection at a later date!

Friday, 27 April 2012

Floral Photography

I decided to take some photographs of these really different and unique Tulips as i felt they were a great primary source for drawing and creating some unique floral patterns. I then moved onto photographing my garden in bloom.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Mixed Print

I have been having a trial at designing some prints for a new brief i have running alongside my current project, i had to make my own leopard print and merged it with floral prints. 

Thursday, 15 March 2012

San Francisco Paper Cut

This video is courtesy of www.famillesummerbelle.com there are many other examples of their beautiful cutwork on the website above; along with their beautiful prints.
This is an amazing piece of cut work and inspirational for my work, I love to include cutwork into my sketchbooks and drawing boards and to see it on such a large and intricate scale is very inspiring!

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Blog - Timorous Beasties

Blog - Timorous Beasties 

Image courtesy of Blog-Timorous Beasties
and Elle Decoration.
My next project begins tomorrow, and i am researching already! The wallpaper project is a live brief with local designer Kate Usher; my research has begun with my personal favourite: Timorous Beasties!

Digital Prints...

These prints were created for a digital print project, the brief was "Bloom" and I used my own photographs of the florals in my garden. From those photographs drew the motifs which turned into these prints! I feel the mixture of colours has worked really well and has created a vibrant and fun collection.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Surface design in ceramics...

I have recently signed up for a 6 week course in ceramics, we are looking at the application of surface design on clay. So far the course has been really helpful and interesting, using a different surface to apply pattern to has allowed me another avenue for my work. I have decided to take forward my futuristic motifs to apply to the clay and have used cutwork, slip trails and scrafito.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

hot off the press!

Just received the photographs of the futuristic project from Aaron Adlington, a local student photographer, and they look amazing and my model Hannah also looks very robotic!