Sunday, October 3, 2010

East Coast Australia

Sorry that it has been so long since my last update i realise i must seem boring and a massive dissappointment but as it happens I am having a whale of a time (pardon the pun since it is whale season) I am working my way down the east coast and as oppose to travelling traditionally i have opted for a more adventurous rout-yes that is right i have befriended a rather faster kangaroo...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Final Major Project

Out of all of my final pieces this probably took the longest to complete. I based this on one of my graphic tree illustration and complete the metre and a half length entirely from free hand machine embroidery. In between each of the intricate strand is a delicate gemstone; crystals, labradorite and pearls!
'Goddess' in relation to my other designs is much smaller and therefore works with all plain outfits to give them a lovely colour addition.
Originally this design was supposed to be much chunkier but the delicate appearance is much more aesthetically pleasing!
This is definitely a favourite of mine the cut work was quite intense but totally worth it!
This design is one of my most successful images and I believe this is down to the fact that it was a quick unplanned sketch and therefore the lines and shapes were very fluid and unplanned. The natural wool which is the bask for the print is heavily embellished with a combination of quilting, hand beading, hand and machine embroidery.

This also looks really cool as an epaulette!
This neck-piece is made from silk organza which I have freehand machine embroidered in order to create a unique interlocked leaf design. This one is very different to my other neck piece's as this one is very tonal and quite subtle in comparison.
Three pieces from my Final Major Project, all are from my new development which is 'wearable art' a highly decorative form of neck-piece.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

These designs are smaller coordinating items that match the larger handbags. Really sweet, measuring only 10cm accross at the widest point.

This design is one of my favourites just because of the eclectic combination of imagery. Also seen above is the original drawing sheet that inspired the creation of this handbag.

Perfectly symmetrical penguins carrying an excessively large pocket penguins even have pockets?
This large handbag is a beautiful forest green with a combination of print and hand embroidery used to highlight elements of the design.

Handbag Designs

This handbag is a digitally printed version taken from my drawing sheet, i have then added foil prints and hand embroidered details... I did want to name this 'Squiddly Diddly' but changed my mind!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Golly Gosh - I am so happy with my latest neckpiece that i created on a whim. I love the detail that I have added and it's something that I hope to wear after the degree show which is awesome!

All of these designs encorporate elements of print, embroidery and beading. They are all part of my Final Major Project in which I am creating a selection of scarf designs and 'wearable art' which includes a selection of neckpieces.

Busy like a Beaver

I started this neckpiece over Easter and really like how it looks, I have combined Hand print with hand painted and embroidered details.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

This design is actually a mistake that has actually had a really positive outcome. I really like the graphic linear effects created by the black silhouettes.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Final Minor Project

Golly Gosh,
I know its been a while since my last blog post but i'm really not very blog literate!
So far we are...too many weeks...into our final major project! Only just managed to get my act together and focus. Finally feel like i have some sort of direction within my FMP. I have recently started my development but i need to continue drawing as this is the area that i have struggled with thios project.