Symbolism of Moorish Colours

The next port of call for this project was to decide on a colour palette. This is were I usually start my creative journeys as they provide the best inspiration at the beginning. Moorish culture, like most, has symbolism associated with certain colours. These colours provided the foundation to my colour palette but also provided…

Introduction to IDOT

I have got to say, I was not looking forward to the start of this project. However, as time has gone on, I have discovered that I am now very fond of designing wallpaper. We had three briefs to chose from: Beyond the Wall A Sense of Abstraction Animal Astratti I started exploring each one…

Knitting my Feelings

This is the longest project I have done to date. Actually, it will probably be even longer as I still haven’t finished it and probably won’t until I’m old and grey. Since I learnt how to knit with my lovely neighbour Jennie (hello Jennie if you are reading!), I have always wanted to make a…

Moorish Architecture and Symbolism

A trip to Spain provided me with all of the inspiration images for this project. In particular, I looked at the Alhambra in Granada, the Alzcázar in Seville and the Mequita in Cordoba. This subject matter was great because it has provided a little bit of escapism in the dark Scottish winter and of course…

Burnt Out

*Written two weeks before the Christmas break.* In all honesty, I am writing this from the comforts of my bed and in my pyjamas . I think that shows you what kind of state I am in at the moment. Have you ever been given a task and just thought “I just can’t be bothered”?…

Final Scarf Designs

It seems like an age since I have actually written for this blog, but here we are. I realised that I didn’t show you guys my final designs! The feedback from Strathberry was to mute the colours down from the quite primary colours I initially chose. That was a key lesson in this project, working…

Fashion Illustration

It’s taken me a long time to try and figure out how I wanted to write this blog post. The Black Lives Matter protests during this lockdown period has given me a new perspective on this project. Due to these protests, I have realised because racism exists, I have not been able to appreciate the…

Costume Designing for Ella

If you would have told me that I would have been a costume designer at some point, I wouldn’t have believed you. The project was a fourth year degree film called Surface Noise by Ella Rose Howlett. It is about a girl getting attacked and suffering from PTSD. I was only meant to be a…

Material Portraiture

The first project at university. It was always going to be one full of anxiety and trying to show what your work is all about. Yet, it turned out to be one of the most random projects of my life. When someone says Material Portraiture to you, you don’t expect you to be making faces…

The Patch Project

So during this lockdown period, it seems that I have turned into a 40 year old women who cares about their vegetable patch and herb garden, but here we are. This whole gardening project started as something for my dad and I to do during lockdown and force us to actually go outside. We found…

Selling on Etsy

I think everyone has their time selling things on Etsy. My time was summer 2019. One great piece of advice my brother gave me was, don’t think, just start. Come to think of it, he’s amazing. He’s very clever, hard working, and I really look up to him. He is also very modest. So I…

Abstract Faces

I don’t know about you, but I am feeling 22! My brother hates how I sang this all day on his birthday, but it is just a right of passage on your 22nd birthday. This embroidery actually started off as a quick five minute drawing where you could only look at the person and not…