Sunday, 5 February 2012

The work I have posted is just a selection of what I have done over the last year but I wanted to be able to show you a variety of techniques I have used and what I am capable of. 'Textiles in Practice' is a course that will allow me to continue to do that. I am very passionate about learning all I can about textiles and manufacturing as well as designing and decorative techniques that will hopefully give me the knowledge and experience to have a great career in the future doing what I love.
Here is a dress I made for myself. The pattern is originally Vogue but I altered the pattern to suit my height and shape. I also added a longer length at the back of the dress to create a train effect. The belt is separate from the dress and I embroidered it myself.
Here is a dress I created in my spare time. It was my own take on 'The Little Black Dress'. I decided to create an 'LBD' with a twist using decorative and different fabric such as satin and net.
Here are pages from my sketch book showing design ideas of how I intend to use paper for my project and my visual inspiration. I have also annotated and created rough sketches on each page.
Here is a dress I created for one of my projects using only paper. I created this using book pages and used staples, glue and sellotape to hold the dress together.
These are pages from my sketch book of a hat project including design ideas using stick and ink and designers that have inspired me. These pages show a mixture of materials tested and annoatation to explain what I have done.
Here is a hat I have created using recycled materials with pages from my sketch book about the project. The pages in my book are design ideas of my final piece.