Face Embroidery

I started this project on Christmas Day 2017. It was the end of a bit of a tragic year for my family, so this project was to avoid a bit of a sad Christmas Day. This embroidery was inspired by a charcoal portrait drawing of my dad. My dad didn’t actually like the drawing, he…

C x L Collaboration

It’s been a couple of weeks since my collaboration with Chloe. This collaboration came about due to Chloe and I being a little bored during this lockdown period. Chloe, the embroidery genius, started an amazing Instagram Live series on basic embroidery stitches. A lot of people joined her sessions, but we were discussing how she…

Interview Help

It has definitely been a while since all of my university admissions interviews. In fact it has been nearly three years. However, during my boredom of this lockdown, I found all of my interview prep notes and thought it would help another creative student out. Some of these interview styles must have changed in the…

Quarantine Sanity

I am sure many of you are losing it a little during Quarantine. I definitely am at the moment. A little, or rather a big, Sunday breakdown has led me to write this blog post, so here I am, telling others about my experience. From being independent as a university student to being back home…

Adapting your Workspace

Working from home in this ‘new normal‘ is definitely taking some getting use to. I have found the best way to adapt and feel a little more at home, is to make a more distinguished workplace for me. I am sure you know by now that I am a textiles student and for us, studio…

Drawing at the Botanics

I can tell you, drawing flowers at the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens is a very nice way to spend a lonely Valentines Day. We were at the gardens for a floral inspired drawing project to get us to learn how to be more creative with our drawing techniques. Before we entered the garden, we had to…

Introduction to Disperse Dying

Disperse dying is one of my favourite techniques. The endless layering leads to so many creative possibilities as well as very interesting samples. The best thing about disperse dying is that you can paint your inks on paper. You can play with them exactly the same way you can do with watercolours and really experiment…

On The Page

This project was one of the weirder ones at university. I think it wasn’t helped by the week six chest infection and the very bad cough that came along with it. But anyway, the aim for the project was about making and being creative with the odd bits and pieces you had and making them…

Mary Quant

This is another exhibition that I am very late to write about, but again, I can’t not talk about this designer. Mary Quant could be seen to have revolutionised and sexualised fashion for young girls of the 60s. This was a really exciting exhibition for me as it showed me the starting points of fashions…

Zines

For the zine project, my inspiration came from my personal experience of suicide in my family. This unfortunate circumstance has resonated in me since, hence why it was the inspiration for this project. From studying about zines, I now understand that they are a quick form of publishing to get a strong message across. I…

Culture Clash

This was our first group project since starting at Edinburgh University. I thought it was timed perfectly since we all knew each other really well at this point and had something distinctive and individual to add to this project. Our project was simple, design a collection of interior textile samples for a commercial purpose. As…

Summer Florals

Florals is one of the things every textile designer has to do at one point. I tried to avoid doing flowers for as long as possible in textile designs as I feel they are overused. However, they are always in fashion, so there will always be a need for them. This entire project was inspired…