Archive of ‘Pattern and 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…

Colour up

  I have finally decided on my three screen printed colour ways for my new season Best In Show Dog design Tea Towels. The hardest one to settle on was the Mallard; I’m not quite sure why, maybe because it is my favourite colour at the moment. I tried it with mustard and the charcoal, […] Read more…

Today I have been working in my studio on some new designs, as well as revisiting some old ones. I often find that when I try something new or a design works well I am inspired to use this development on one of my older work too. Read more…

Sampling

My I still love my original Best In Show pattern, but I have been thinking about taking it one step further – maybe by making it a two colour print. Also I wanted to scale it down a bit for smaller accessories such as cosmetic bags so I prepared a screen and ran up some […] Read more…

Final Project

So the countdown has begun.  Preparation is underway for my degree show.  After a lot of brainstorming I have decided to draw some illustrations around the subject “new shoes”; always a good subject! note to self – don’t get carried away with market research – it could be expensive! My initial drawings have been scanned into Photoshop […] Read more…

All frills and knickers

I have been holed up for the last week making five bridesmaids dresses using the gorgeous Violette Fields Chloe pattern.     The ages vary from five months to nine years, so we have adapted the dresses slightly to flatter both the older and younger children. The youngest, being only five months needs something to wear underneath […] 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…