Archive of ‘design’ category

Photo Shoot

I have recently started using a brick or wood texture against which to take photos and have found it really helps with the white balance that I had been struggling with. Whilst I love white background in photos, when the object itself is primarily white it is very difficult to differentiate between the object and […] Read more…

Cursive

I am wanting to add some handwriting to my designs.  The trouble is that after years of using a keyboard my handwriting is awful, so recently I have spent some time looking through tutorials on cursive handwriting and started practicing writing legibly. Read more…

Studio Process

Colour matching the inks for my ice blue owl design to match up with the Pantone colour system.  I use the water based Selectasine pigments and binder system for printing onto the organic cotton jersey fabric.  The pigments are really intense so need adding with care to achieve subtle colour blends. Read more…

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

The Gaultier exhibition at London’s Barbican Centre is definitely well worth a visit for anyone interested in textiles or fashion.  The imaginative curation, which includes projecting moving facial imagery onto the mannequin heads, effectively exhibits Gaultier’s designs and leaves you in no doubt as to his vibrant creativity.  The couture clothing also showcases the skills of the artisan seamstresses and […] Read more…