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Norfolk Show Horse

Sunday, 24 November 2013

This is my design set in context I wanted to create a versatile print that not only works for my scarf design but can be used in other ways as a successful print.
I feel this print would work well as a childs room unisex wallpaper / fabric furnishings.

Tractor Design in Repeat

I worked with the colour pallet and my drawings to create this . However I feel it would benefit from additional background print to produce a less flat result.


My bedroom floor looks like a bookshop as exploded . I have used a range of sources to gather my research for the project to create my print designs. 
I found magazines the best source for creating contemporary designs and gathering ideas quickly.

Working towards a final print design . Here are a few of my textile experiments using my drawings and photoshop to manipulate/ edit them.

Tracing file

I took tracings from my sketchbook drawings to scan into my computer so I could easily take them into photoshop to put into prints. I used marker pens / paint/ biro/pencil/graphite to experiment with different line qualities.

Colour pallet

I found creating a mood board of my colour pallet a really useful source . It meant I always had it in-front of me and could relate my ideas to it throughout the project.
I gathered my colour pallet from WGSN S/S15 Trend called Nature Girl and it had pantones so I could use the exact colours in my work.
I'd definitely go to WGSN for colour again as I thought all their pallets where beautiful especially the summer ones.

Been a Busy Bad Blogger

Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Recently I just haven't had the time to sit and do my blog , balancing a part time job , uni work and mid moving house is taking it's toll on my blogging time!
I originally set this up to promote my work and provide a place where I can do my PDP for my uni work. I have constantly been reviewing and refining in my sketchbook so haven't taken to doing it so much on here ( bad I know) so I am going to try my best to keep on top of it from now.

My recent Projects

Project One - Create a 3m Repeat Length Fabric Piece in groups and create 4 repeat prints of your own.

Ok, so my group project was going well with pictures on my blog and updating you all through the design process . However my sive brain and work got in the way and I missed the print day and well pissed my group off . Not so good. I also missed the crit as I had to be at work ! Pretty bad from me .

My 4 repeat prints have developed constantly and are still on going with my latest work concentrating on the birds feathers instead of the literal bird. I have started to contextualise the pieces and I'm pretty pleased with the outcomes so far . They are simple due to time but I like the results I am coming too.

Project Two - Norwich Scarf Project

We were asked to look at an aspect of Norwich that inspired us. I looked at the norfolk show ( there is a blog post on here back from the show with some great pictures ) . I wanted to create a motif , fun design and looked at competitors such as Joules who already create these fun designs. I am still investigating and pulling together my research , drawings and boards for assessment.

Recent Work : Hummingbird Feather / Pelican Feather Repeat Prints