Thursday, 24 April 2014

Sneak Peak

Sandwashed silk with osage orange liquid, safflower, red cabbage and logwood with scrap metal

Monday, 21 April 2014

London Research

This weekend I took a visit to London, I was doing market research for the ever ongoing FMP.
The trip was really successful, I found some of what I expected and lots of what I didn't, mainly the BoxPark in Shoreditch. I'm glad I went because this trip has really boosted my motivation and concreted my ideas.
Not long left until the end!

Friday, 11 April 2014

Rivington Morris

Last week I emailed Rivington Morris because my folky research was distinctly lacking in traditional dance, one of the first things that comes to my mind when I think of British folk.

Rivington Morris are my local team, practicing just round the corner from my house, however I travelled to Todmordon to see them perform with a host of other teams. I photographed and talked to some of them, doing quick sketches and later transforming my photographs into blind contour drawings which were made into digital prints and put onto screens to create some interesting textiles.

The lovely Rivington Morris ladies
Thieving Magpie

Thieving Magpie

If you happen to know the names of teams I haven't named, please feel free to let me know!

Thursday, 10 April 2014


Tutorials with staff have been a great help throughout this process, in this past week I have had two…. with very different opinions.

In my first tutorial I was advised to rethink my market, looking at more boutique items, maybe sold through Etsy or similar.
This was something I disagreed with and lucky for me in my second tutorial I was backed up, carry on going as I am but make sure my justifications are strong.
At the Easter weekend I will be going to London to do some market research, I went to Hebden Bridge and Manchester's Northern Quarter to no avail. The market isn't right there, I need something more high end that hopefully London will provide… I will be visiting Shoreditch, Browns Fashion and Dover Street Market.
I feel my market research is very important, it was something that was lacking in the last project that I hope to improve here.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


Just a quick screenshot from my Optitex animation, starting to get the hang of it but have a big problem with "jumpy cloth"