A Little Something

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So my summer theme collection of jewellery is now available on Etsy through my shop, I am super excited about this the jewellery is made using fine Merino Wool and each carefully hand felted, these quirky pieces add a little something to any outfit while being very lightweight.

The ring is adjustable so it is comfortable and fitting for any finger and the earrings clip on for a fun alternative for unpierced ears!

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Box pleats

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I totally fell in love with this Zebra print cotton and decided to make a little box pleat dress, the trick with box pleats is to get the pattern match exactly in-line or it throws off the whole effect. Also as it happens my over-locker has just arrived and I can’t wait to play with it.

EXPERIMENTAL ADORNMENT

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After initial researching of all the various things I found influential for this project. I started playing with adornment of my own, using different weighted and textured materials and making each piece individually, decorating them by hand or with a sewing machine and arranging each piece onto a stand to create a silhouette  I like, then sewing all the various pieces together by hand, so that it may be worn on the body.

Constructive Things

Elastic Circles On Velvet With Latex Buttons
Elastic Circles On Velvet With Latex Buttons

Cut-out Shapes With Latex Lego Bricks
Cut-out Shapes With Latex Lego Bricks

Loose Felt Woven Strips
Loose Felt Woven Strips

These are some constructed textile experiments I’ve played with, I’m quite happy with them and I’ve used a wide range of methods these are fun to make and if you haven’t tried felting before I highly recommend it.

"Dizzy" Embroidery On Dissolvable Film Modelled Around Lego Bricks
“Dizzy” Embroidery On Dissolvable Film Modelled Around Lego Bricks

Reversed Appliquéd And Quilted Squares
Reversed Appliquéd And Quilted Squares

Sewn Loops
Sewn Loops

"Dizzy" Embroidery On Dissolvable Film
“Dizzy” Embroidery On Dissolvable Film

Elastic Sewn Velvet With Felting
Elastic Sewn Velvet With Felting

"Dizzy" Embroidery Reverse Appliquéd  With Sewn Felting
“Dizzy” Embroidery Reverse Appliquéd With Sewn Felting

Interwoven Strips
Interwoven Strips

Making Impressions.

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Over the last week I’ve been playing with constructed textiles and thought I’d try laying brass buttons in a dish of latex (so much fun!) It took about 3 days to dry out and when I removed the buttons the latex had imprinted the pattern and taken the colouring from them. Now I can cut them up and use them as buttons.

End of the world fashion.

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Design specs for the Apocalypsis collection which consists of 6 outfits, all of which would be made in responsibly sourced fabrics. Starting on the left, the first is a “onsie” cape in grey and mustard colour thick linen, with a digitally printed hood worn with a simple shirt dress. No 2, is a brown t-shirt in a light cotton and linen panelled trousers that are decorated with blue digitally printed pieces. No 3, is a simple brown pencil skirt, with a digitally printed shirt and a decorative leather body piece.

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The 4th outfit is a pair of baggy trousers with 2 layered trapeze t-shirts, that can be overlaid which are digitally printed and the blue one has a detachable hood. No 5, is a fun and girly dress in grey linen with a 2 colour tutu with a grey leather decorative body piece and mustard colour jersey leggings – which are decorated with digitally printed blue pieces and finally the last outfit is a simple trapeze top in digitally printed silk, with an unusual “cutout”  floor length cape/dress in bright blue silk.

These pieces are decorated with the textiles patterns shown here.

Patterns for the future

Apocalypsis textile pattern 1
Apocalypsis textile pattern 1

Apocalypsis design project, using my inspirations of a future post apocalyptic world, modern architecture and body adornment, interpreted with some modern abstract prints in colours that can represent future camouflage, which will in turn be used for decorating sections of my designs.

Apocalypsis textiles pattern 2
Apocalypsis textiles pattern 2

New Horizons s/s ‘14 collection line-up.

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New Horizons design project for EABurns using my inspirations of feathers, smoke and other natural things interpreted into some quirky prints in bright colours, which will go into panels and sections of my designs. So the collection consists of 6 outfits all of which would be made in responsibly sourced and preferably organic cotton, silk and wool. Starting on the left, a just above the knee pleated full skirt and printed blouse with a peter pan collar, no 2. Is a digitally printed, mid calf full skirt with a high waist and a blue, cropped jumper. No 3. Is simple white long sleeved blouse with a yellow knit short sleeve jumper and printed floaty cotton shorts, the 4th outfit is a simple day dress with print paneling in a spotty print. No 5. Is a light silk, digitally printed floor length number with a cut-away hem and finally the last outfit is a red knit low neck jumper, with a feather printed shirt and grey trousers with printed panels and pockets.

Final Prints

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So these are my final prints For my New Horizons project for EABurns using my inspirations of feathers, smoke and other natural things interpreted  into some quirky prints in bright colours,  which will go into panels and sections of my designs. Hopefully collection line-up will be uploaded later.

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What do you think ?I would really love some opinions on it.