Monday, 26 November 2012

Final Major Project - Ideas Ideas Ideas

As you know from my previous posts, My final major project is now ! So I've chosen a theme and this is the first step.... The Moodboard - a creative board echoing the mood and direction of the project. Hope you like mine.....

FMP Moodboard

My theme is the fusion of sleek, clean cut architecture meets the organic in depth nature of natural crystals and stones. Do you think my Moodboard says this? I think I'm going to try and merge together very textural and in depth marks with linear geometric lines. Excited, I love the start of new projects all those ideas running around, can't wait to get out there and start drawing some interesting things. I'll keep you posted every step of the way !! Xx

RA Elite Jewellery

Cross Pendant Bracelet from RA Elite Jewellery
Coin Pendant Chain Bracelet from RA Elite Jewellery 
My friends Rachel, has her own blog and facebook page where she sells her gorgeous jewellery ! Great present idea for Christmas ... Her stuff is gorgeous !!!Take a look at her blog


Or find her page on Facebook - it's RA Elite Jewellery !!

Follow her she'd love to hear from you... RA Elite Jewellery is on trend and has everything from charm bracelets to stunning chunky arm candy !A definite must for the new year ahead I think !

She's also going to be at this years designers marketplace on Saturday 15th November at Middlesbrough Town Hall - 11am - 4pm ... Just £1 entry - worth it for the delights you'll see in there.

Check out the designers market place links and Rachel's blog/Facebook for more details! 

Tuesday, 20 November 2012


So it's that time of year again, when an old projects overs and a new one begins ! Time to get out the trend journals and start researching ! I've been having a look in some trend journals such as Collezioni Trends, View2, TextileView, Viewpoint and the Mix trend journal. There's soooo many gorgeous trends, it's hard to choose one. I think I've narrowed it down to a few trends, so I'll have to make that all important decision soon. I may even think about mashing a few trends together, I'll see how the initial researching goes and will go from there. But there's one theme I'm favouring at the moment so watch this space for my decision and following mood boards, drawings for my final major project! Xx

Monday, 19 November 2012

Minor Project Hand In!

Minor project hand in was last week and this last project has been a roller coaster to say the least, my ideas took a whole different direction and ended up being very geometric and in parts heavily embroidered.

'Industrial Flora' project all set up in my bay ready to be marked

Close up of one of my final designs

'Industrial Flora' has been a big learning curve for me and I hit a few bumps along the way but I  think that these bumps have made the project turn out the way it has so I'm pleased with them now.
My main source of inspiration was fusing industrial and floral elements together, I feel that although the floral aspect isn't obvious in the design, the colour, texture and overall look of the designs had been floral inspired. My designs were digitally printed onto both Habotai Silk and Cotton Troy, to create a layered effect with the two fabrics going together and areas of the top fabrics were laser cut to show the base fabric print. I spent a lot of time embroidering into my designs, having designs that were both heavily embroidered and some that showed selective bits of stitch.

I'm amazed at what I've been able to produce in the last 8 weeks and I hope that F.M.P has the same results. I've started researching for F.M.P so I'll keep you posted on my progress throughout the last project of my degree (eek scary..) I can't believe that three years of my degree are nearly over - I've learnt so much and had such a great time, so this next project has got to be great !