Thursday, 30 May 2013

Cheree Chantelle Wexler

Another vibrant collection from the degree show at The School of Textiles and Design at Heriot-Watt University. This collection of printed textile designs is for interior furnishings. Designed by Cheree Chantelle Wexler it is very powerful with strong colours and bold floral interpretations.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Imogen Thomson

Imogen Thomson's graduation show at Heriot-Watt University, Galashiels sang out today with its vibrant, optimistic palette and its beautiful soft feminine fabrics and classic dress shapes.
Have a look through her blog where she has shared some of her experiences and techniques, it will give those of you progressing onto Heriot-Watt some insight into what to expect.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Sarah Morbey Flat Pack Fashion

"The fashion and textiles sectors of industry have a reputation for being inherently wasteful and bad for the environment. I want to challenge this perception and raise awareness of the issue through textile surfaces for fashion. I am exploring the secret life of waste, finding beauty and intrigue in mundane and discarded objects. Utilising materials available to me including industrial and household “waste” I have created a collection of flat pack pieces that can be positioned on the body as garments. The materials I have used include plastic, leather and metal. Combining traditional and modern techniques I have re-purposed these materials into beautiful wearable surfaces. Each piece is a one off due to limited materials available and the nature of the design. This in itself encourages the pieces to be valued as unique works of art." Sarah Morbey

Sarah Morbey has just graduated from DJCAD in textiles and has made some wonderful translucent and modern 'collage like' pieces from waste materials.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Jenny Kwella

Jenny Kwella's DJCAD graduate designs are more surface design that could be used for dress fabrics and interior design. Jenny's collections draw from her experiments from different media and collage to represent portraits, life drawing and other sources, a bright and friendly portfolio of work.

Rosalind Crawford

Rosalind Crawford's DJCAD graduate collection drew inspiration from Perth train station's Victorian architectural details and it was wonderful to see in her source books, sketchbooks and final knitwear the journey from the source of her inspiration to the final pieces.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Abigail Crowther

Abigail Crowther's work is beautifully detailed, reminding me of biological diagrams of plant structure, and
her hand made printing blocks are beautifully intricate and have led her want to create three dimensional decorative surfaces.
"Traditional textiles can be very flat so I want to change the perception of it by bringing together paper design and surface design. Inspiration for my project came from the life cycle of a plant, I have always been drawn to the patterns and shapes within nature for my primary drawings." Abigail Crowther 

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Louise Campbell

There is lots of wonderful knitwear designs at DJCAD textile graduate show.
These pieces are the work of Louise Campbell:
"This project aims to re establish the relationship between concrete and nature; uniting the organic with the man made. Modern architecture and nature coincide beautifully. This relationship was to ignite my initial research. My knitted garments aim to communicate a link between structure and texture. I paired strong block compositions exploring colour and regularity with hints of textural elements to achieve a perfect balance." Louise Campbell