Archive for the ‘Studio Projects’ Category

TUFTED WALL

13Jan13

The photograph shows a tufted wall that I recently completed to present as part of the final project for an MA Design: Textiles that I’ve been studying at Bath School of Art.  The wall is made up of two semi circular shapes and is covered in  tufted wool fabric.  Tufting is a technique best remembered as […]


I’ve been working on my brand design with Chris Wilson at blu inc graphics in Bristol.  The inspiration behind the image came from a postcard I picked up at Labour and Wait in Cheshire Street,London. The card had been handprinted by Harrington and Squires. I liked the greyboard background – unfussy and also the letterpress […]


Heat photograms

30Dec09

    Alongside the geometric patterns, I’ve continued to experiment with making heat photograms using plant forms as a resist.  It is a process of printing which involves placing an object between the fabric and transfer paper before printing in the heat press.  It is a technique popularised by designer Becky Earley.  In a conversation […]


    I’ve been studying the work of textile designers of the mid 20th century. Designers like Lucienne Day and Maija Isola who designed for the Finnish company Marimekko. I have an appointment to view a selection of 50’s textiles from the V&A’s archive in May 2010. I believe that seeing the fabric samples in […]


Since the beginning of the MA I’ve mainly been making prints using the heat transfer method.  I find it an excellent way of working through my ideas as it is an instant print method. The down-side for me is that it only really works with synthetics. Although there are some polyesters out there that don’t […]


I was researching a Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma  because her knitted poufs echoed an idea I also had for giant knitted cushions.  I don’t know whether Christien would align herself with the Slow Design Movement but it seems to me that the work she creates tallies with the ethos. Her website lists all the projects she’s undertaken […]