Friday, 15 June 2012

CCAD Degree show

It was CCAD graduates degree show opening night on the 7th June. Every bodies work looked great and professionally presented.
I loved having my work up on display. The show was up for a full week and I got some lovely comments written about my work.

Me with my final major project display

Me and the uni girls
Hana's lovely work behind us

Product visualisation

To show how my collection would look on real garments I used Photoshop to edit my designs onto catwalk models..
To make my product boards more interesting I screen printed my designs onto them, I think the colours all come together well and my prints work well as a collection.

No more University

After a very hectic 20weeks completing my FMP it is now complete, been handed in and marked.
Here is some images of my final collection that I haven't already posted..

All over repeat with placement over the top
screen printed with foil finish

Screen printed placement using discharge printing
foil finish

placement in 3 colours

floral placement using 2 colourways
tye dye fabric background

Digital design with screen printed placement over the top
2 colours - magenta & plain discharge

I also decided to sew some of my designs into dress shapes to help visualise them as a product rather than just some fabric...

All over repeated screen print in 3 colours

Screen printed placement in 3 colours

Floral flowing placement in 2 colourways

Digital design of water Lily's

Maxi dress using sublimation print

Feel free to leave any comments/feedback. Thankyou x

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Collection so far...

More images of some of my collection so far...

Digital Printed Sample

Digital Print with screen printed
design over the top in 3 colour ways
Illuminated discharge background with screen
 printed layered design over withfoil to finish off.

Transfer printed design

Colour way from previous final

Colour way from previous final

some from my collection of finals

A few final prints
 I am looking forward to getting back into the print rooms next week to continue with my final collection!

Friday, 6 April 2012


Im currently in London doing a 2 week work placement at Pattern Textiles Ltd. I have completed my first week and have learnt alot already. Everything is so fast moving and several designs get printed per day!
I have been very busy making printed samples into dress shapes by hemming them and adding pleates, sleaves/straps to give them shape, and to give you an idea of how the print would look on a garment.

With it being easter weekend I was off today and used my day off wisely by having a day shopping in oxford street!

quirky window display

Busy busy busy...

I seem to have slacked with the blog posting recently! I have been extremely busy with my final collection.
Since I last posted I have completed several final samples using screen printing, digital printing and transfer printing.
My collection seems to be coming together nicely and I'm excited to complete the last few after Easter!
Here is some pictures of a few of the samples I have been working on...

ditsy print colour samples

ditsy prints & sampling with placement over the top
 using pigments and foil.

Final ditsy print with pigment and foil
 placement print.

Sampling with colour combinations

more sampling in development book

Final print using fluorescent yellow with magenta

Digital design showing colour ways

Sublimation print - transfer printed onto fabric

Sublimation print - re using printed paper from above design
to create a paler print

digital designs - colour sampling

Screen printed samples using different
colour combinations
as you can see I have been experimenting with a variety of different techniques and processes. There is a lot more to follow!

Let me know what you think of my designs so far.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Design No.2

I am getting well into the development process of my FPM, I am enjoying experimenting in the dye lab and printing my final samples!Here are some photos I have taken of my progress through my second design...
experiementing with colour ways

experimenting with colourways

making a mess in the print rooms

more colour way samples

colour sample
Fabri dyed for Final with sprayed on discharge

Printed final before steamed

Final design once steamed to follow..

I am extremely happy with how my second print has turned out. I love the bright colour combinations and the liner print mixed with block colours.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Final Major Project continued...

Still on with my FMP! This week I decided it was time to get in the print rooms!
On Monday I decided to start dying fabric for my first design and by wed I had printed a potential final sample.
Here is some of the photos I have taken of my progress in the print rooms so far...
Print equipment at the ready

Sampling backgrounds

Creating my background for the final print

Koda Trace

Print sampling
Potential Final no.1