Thursday, 19 April 2012

Cleveland College of Art and Design.

My Work has been picked to advertise the work for my course at Uni :)! If you would like to learn any more about the FE, HE or PT courses, or just anything generally about what we do, then click the link below :)

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Wednesday, 18 April 2012


Sneak peek of my new project. I decided to look at Femininity, horticulture, the human form, sexuality and how all of these interlink. Still at the beginning stages,  but will post work when all finished ! Exhibition of all work from this project is the 7th of June, Church Square Campus, Cleveland College of Art and Design.

Indigo Fashion Fabrics

Photograph taken by Jayne, Bryony and I working on the stand selling work at Indigo Fashion Fabrics. Was a brilliant experience, seeing work from quite famous designers and companies. Even people watching was something to see over there! Our university sold quite a bit of work and overall it was quite a success.


Completed a Fashion Accessory project based on the theme 'Serenity'.
Decided to go with a sort of ethereal feel when it came to my drawing sets. Focussing on the colours black, green and blue i produced a series of paintings of flowers and insects. In the end I produced an evening bag with a clasp, everything is made from scratch, all fabrics are hand dyed with acid dyes and embroidered by anchor threads using hand and machine techniques. The clasp was pre-bought from, and what a faff on that was to attach ! To go along side it i made an accessory neck piece, however i wasnt any where near as pleased with this as i was the bag !
Painting of a Mayfly, drawing ink and watercolour

Painting of a Mayfly 2, drawing ink and watercolour

Painting of a beetle, drawing ink and oil pastels

Hand painted flowers onto natural wool, acid dye pastes.

Hand Embroidered flower
Hand painted flowers cut out and embroidered for accessory piece.

Embroidered Mayfly, both hand and machine.

Hand painted beetle, using dye pastes on to wool.

Machine embroidered detail on Beetle

placement for accessory piece, without beetle.

Bag, Accessory Piece and painting displayed in the glass case.