Graded Unit 1 ~ Graded Unit 2 ~Art and Design Project ~ Creative Project for Artists and Designers ~ Digital Imaging Project ~ Observational Drawing Portfolio ~ Printed Textiles: Advanced ~ Surface Decoration for Textiles: Advanced ~ Textile Techniques: Advanced ~ Textiles for Commission:Advanced ~ Design Semantics ~ Designing and Producing a Fashion Garment: Introduction ~ Digital Imaging ~ Fine Art Textiles: Introduction ~ Life Drawing ~ Millinery: Introduction ~ Observational Drawing ~ Performance Costume: Introduction ~ Portfolio Production ~ Printed Textiles: Introduction ~ Professional Design Practice ~ Surface Decoration for Textiles: Introduction ~ Textile Techniques: Introduction ~ Textiles for Commission: Introduction
In addition I managed three other major achievements for which I am incredibly pleased and grateful, they are:
1) The dress I designed and made being included in the Fashion Futures Fashion show at the closing ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games
2) The Nine Trades of Dundee Tailor Trade Award
3) An unconditional offer for a place on the BA Design and Creativity course run by Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University.
I start on 1st September and am really looking forward to it although I know it will be an incredible amount of work, full time, 5 days a week!
I made a sleeveless shift dress with a soft white cotton fabric. The zigzags are in a green ombre-dyed cotton appliqued on with an invisible machine stitch. I decided to make the wiggly lines by free motion machine embroidering in a mix of black, grey and silver threads. Finally, in embracing the 'less is more' school of thinking as encouraged by my tutors I left off the white flowers altogether. I was a bit reluctant to begin with as I had several ideas for hand making the delicate white blooms, but in the end I have to agree ... the finished dress doesn't actually need them.
You can watch the fashion show on BBC at the closing ceremony of the Games on Sunday 3rd August, I think 6pm.
Next, a few photos of the Graded Unit.The theme was 'Urban Elements' and I chose 'Bridges'
I'm thinking of putting some of my samples up for sale so please contact me if there is anything you've seen that you like. I can also offer prints of originals which would of course be a less expensive option. Or what about cards?
As always I welcome your comments an opinions and am always up for a critique. Please comment below, I read all comments and emails and always love to hear from you.