Monday 10 June 2013


So I have been really bad and haven't blogged in ages ...SORRY guys ! It's been so hectic from the hand in of my final major project to the opening of the CCAD, Textiles and Surface Design Degree Show. But I've got some pictures to show you... Hope you like them!

If you want to see more of my work pop down to the degree show which is at CCAD Hartlepool campus and is open until the end of this week !

For more info visit


Thursday 2 May 2013

Have you voted ?!

Have you voted ?!

Follow the link to vote for my design I've entered in the Kleenex design competition ! You can vote through Facebook, twitter or both !

Follow the link to vote .....

Tuesday 30 April 2013

Get Voting ! Kleenex Competition

The voting has opened on for the Kleenex design competition if you like my design , then please vote!

Voting opened today and you are able to vote up until May 7th !!

To vote follow the link and scroll right to the bottom and you'll find my design !

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Kleenex Competition- Voting starts in 14 days .....

As you know I've entered the Kleenex Design Competition on talent house , voting starts in 14 days - check out my entry and if you like it please vote when the voting opens or become a supporter and click support ! Would love you guys to check it out and let me know what you think....

Click the link above to check it out and support me....

Monday 15 April 2013

Design Inspiration

These are a few pictures of some of the designers that have inspired me throughout my Final Major Project, thought I'd share some of their delicious work with you all!
Sass and Bide

Holly Fulton 'Metropolis'
Vivienne Tam - Resort 2013
Malandrino Fall/Winter 2013
Le Normandie Collection


Thursday 11 April 2013

Photo Book Images - FInal Major Project

I thought I'd share some of the photographs of my work that I've taken as part of my professional studies module, for this module I've got to create a photo book full of imagery related to your work, so I decided to tailor this to my FMP work, showing work from the very beginning including Mood boards, Drawings, Market Research, Sampling and Final Designs, here's a few pictures I've used within my photo book.

Thursday 28 March 2013

Kleenex Competition - Talenthouse

I've recently entered a competition on a creative platform called Talenthouse, I've entered the Kleenex competition, which entails designing a tissue box for the company.
The design I've entered is pictured above, voting opens on April 30th 2013, so if you like it please vote !!
But don't worry you don't even have to wait until then to show your support! The clever part is when someone supports you on talenthouse, they are a supporter for life! So if you like my design and would like to vote when the voting opens follow the link below and click 'Support Claudette' - this will then let you guys know when the voting open and you can vote!
I'd love to hear what you guys think of it - post a comment on talenthouse or on here to let me know what you think. 

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Website Feature - Swann Morton

So in previous posts I've mentioned I've been sponsored for my final major project by some pretty prestigious companies, one of them being Swann Morton.

So they've been lovely enough to feature me on their new website which is a forum for creative people to talk about their work and experience with Swann Morton products, it's really cool so check it out.

To check out my feature click on the link below:

Thursday 28 February 2013

Degree Show Blog Mention

Check out the CCAD Textiles and Surface Design degree show blog, for info on my theme, concept and work as well as all of the other students exhibiting with me !!

Bay Update

Here's a quick snap of my bay at uni, hope you like it ! x

Sponsorship Delivery

I received some lovely goodies last week from Madeira and also some goodies from Swann Morton, I'm so lucky to have been sponsored by such prestigious companies ! Can't wait to start using them !

Tuesday 26 February 2013


So here's a bit of an insight into the sampling I've been doing for my final major project! Lots of different sampling has been going on from print to embellishment, successes and some not so much, but it's all paving the way towards my final collection or possible collections! Here are a few pictures of what's been happening so far.

As you can see, there's been a lot of experimentation with adding more lines using screen printing through discharge paste and pigment. It's worked really well in areas of certain designs and responded differently to different fabrics. I felt it could be interesting to try and print with more colours to try and expand the collection further. After trying this I came to the conclusion that adding more lines to the designs using screen printing wasn't the result I was after, it made me think of adding a few more designs to the collection but maybe introducing a variation of new colours. Any feedback on my work so far, would love to see what you guys think !



Monday 18 February 2013

Time to sort the sewing box ......

Time to sort the sewing box out !

This week and last week have been dedicated to sampling, so many different things to try from screen printed lines to embellished surfaces, the possibilities are endless. As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm wanting to embellish with some unconventional materials and metal is one of them, I feel that it could bring a sense of strength and a chunkiness to my work that instantly makes a statement.  I think my sewing box could definitely do with a sort through, with all the stitching I'm going to be doing in the next few months that poor box is definitely gonna get put through its paces ! Let's hope the box and my fingers can take it!

More pictures to come of my sampling so far !

Wednesday 13 February 2013


It's that time of year again, for the Premiere Vision and Indigo trade show in Paris ! So i've got seven of my designs going this year and a cd with all of the graduating students work and cv's on will be going along as well! So hopefully something good comes from the tradeshow - lots of opportunities to be had !

Monday 11 February 2013

Sponsorship News!


Some great news,  Thought I'd let you guys know I've been sponsored again.... By two more companies, Swann Morton and Fiskars !

Can't believe at how generous the companies I've been sponsored by have been ! Spoken to so many lovely people, can;t wait to start using all of the products that I've been sent!

- Fiskars
- Madeira
- Swann Morton
- Seawhite of Brighton
- Hobbycraft

Just want to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU !!!! To all of the people I've spoken to and the companies listed that have been so generous with their time and products. Thank You guys !!!

Development Update

So I've been a busy bee, plodding on with my design development - which I have to say is going really well, really enjoying getting stuck in and seeing how my ideas are coming together! So I'll talk you through how it's going !

Firstly I did some design layouts on Photoshop using scans of my drawings, but I didn't think they weren't really exciting or innovative  enough, so I decided to be brave cut them up and rework them into something more interesting..

 These are a few of the layouts I created, think they are much more effective than what I had before !
With these designs I then needed to move them into digital versions. Therefore I recreated them in Photoshop and played around with colour, layering and further placement to further develop the designs.

This is a photo of my designs, fresh off the digital printer, to sample with. I then intend to screen print lines over the designs, by adding coloured pigment lines and also discharging lines out as well. Below is a few pictures of the process.

I hope to develop with what embroidery will be on my designs as well, I will post pictures of this soon... I am thinking about going really chunky and embellishing with the non traditionalist.......
More to come....

Friday 25 January 2013

Degree Show 2013 Blog

So the countdown to the BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design degree show 2013 at Cleveland College of Art and Design has begun !!

The degree show will be in June this year, so in the run up to the degree show this blog has been created to keep you all updated and informed every step of the way. The blog will keep you all updated on all of the students ideas and current work, in preparation for the degree show in June !

So start following ........

Wednesday 23 January 2013


I work part time at Hobbycraft and I'm really pleased to say that they have decided to sponsor me and one of my friends from work/Uni ! Check out her blog below...

All of the goodies will really help me so much with my final major project and the end of year degree show. I've gotten some gorgeous beads and loads of haberdashery products that I can't wait to start stitching with ! Check out some of the products on the website ... There's some great ideas and inspirations on there, that are really fun to make and do !

I'll keep you posted on my progress, I've got some ideas for how I'm going to use all of the products, so I best get stitching I think ! Xxx

Friday 11 January 2013


Today I've been super busy researching and writing off to companies for sponsorship, I've already been lucky enough to be sponsored by Madeira and can't wait to send off for some of their gorgeous threads! But I've sent off to a few more places to see if they can help me with some lovely goodies ... Fingers crossed... I'll let you know if I here back from anyone.

Wednesday 9 January 2013

First Post of 2013!

Happy New Year! Hope you guys had a lovely Christmas and new year! So as the first post of 2013, I thought that I'd keep you updated with some of the drawings I've been doing for my final major project - the Christmas break was very much a working holiday, where I kept on with my drawings for my F.M.P. From my previous posts you'll all know that my theme is the fusion between crystals and architecture. I've taken quite a geometric approach to my drawings - which is something I haven't really done before especially in the drawing stages. Hope you like them ...