Thursday, 12 July 2012

My work at New Designers 2012 in London

Here is my work that i did in my last year of university for my final major project. This work was then shown at the New Designers 2012 in London. The experience was amazing and i found that a lot people gave me great compliments about my work. My work consists of three costume neck pieces which have been made from silk paper which i then dyed with batik. The mushrooms are made from free standing embroidery which i created with a sewing machine.  



New Designers 2012

Monday, 2 July 2012

Magical world of fungus

Even though am studying at hull college of art and design, i originally come from Lancashire.  i live on a farm up in the countryside near a town called Oswaldtristle. Around my farm their are a lot of woodlands around me. Here i have found all these different types of fungus by exploring the woods, i was really interested in their shapes and colours. I also found some really unusual fungus around my farm. I find these to be really inspirational and surreal so i have decided to take this theme into my final major project for my last year at university. 

 i found this type of fungus on a dying chopped up log which i found in one of my fields on my farm.

This black and white fungus is called dead mans fingers. It was growing on a log which my dad had in a shed.

here are some mushrooms and mold growing on rotting logs.

I found this to be the most unusual fungus that i found. At first i had no clue what it actually was so i decided to do some research about it. I found out that it was called jelly ear fungus and that it was actually edible to eat.  
I love the unusual colours in the fungus i found. The colours all seem to blend in really nicely together. 

End of year foundation degree show 2011

This is my end of year foundation degree show at hull college 2011. I had such a good two years studying textiles design at hull college. I learnt a lot and discovered that i loved to make textile jewellery. These necklaces and bracelets were inspired by tropical flowers and i used free motion stitch and felt making to make my collection. Am so pleased with the way it turned out and i will continue to make jewellery in my top up year for my full BA degree.