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…

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…

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…

Feature on Textiles Inc

It looks like I was not the only one who was been busy during quarantine. As a result of Covid-19, a lot of textile students were not able to go on their work experience placements during the summer holidays. I luckily was not affected as I am the year below, but many course mates in…

Feature in Waitrose Food Magazine!

Finally, it’s here! My drawing is featured in this month’s (November) Waitrose Food Magazine. It is the first time my work has been included in a published object, in this case a magazine, so it is very exciting for me! You can find the magazine in stores or you can even find it on the…

Sustainable Cards

I made these cards at the beginning of the lockdown period. I had been home for a week and already was missing my friends so I decided to make some cards. I had these felt squares from a previous project in 2015. I also had leftover felt from my Arthur’s Seat project. I kept all…

My 100th Post

It has three years since I started this blog. As my brother reminded me, it was originally a gift from him, and a good one it has been too! As the years have gone on, I have realised that this blog is not only a digital sketchbook for me but in fact a device to…

Somewhere in Northern Scotland

I decided to go up to Edinburgh at the beginning of August as I had to sort some things out for my new flat, that I am very excited about. I should also say, I know that Edinburgh is not in Northern Scotland, but it just goes so well with my title. This project is…

Camera Sketchbook

I started this sketchbook as a bit of a drawing project. My parents and I were going through the attic and we saw this box of cameras. I immediately thought, “this will be the perfect subject for a drawing project”. I made a concertina sketchbook, you can find the video here! This was the perfect…

Graffiti Tour of London

I have never really got a chance to explore East London properly before this day. We planned this day out for my brother’s birthday and it was the perfect opportunity to explore this area of London. We had the help of a book, 33 Walks in London That You Shouldn’t Miss, that was super helpful….

Edinburgh Cube Guide Book

The Christmas present struggle. We have all been there. Especially me. I would sit at a piece of paper trying to come up with present ideas for my family and friends, but always came up with a blank. Last year, I resorted to just browsing the Black Friday sales in hope of inspiration. But the…

Waitrose Food Covers

Over this lockdown period, my love for making and eating food has doubled. Anyone who has seen my Instagram stories would have definitely seen this! If not, follow my instagram @laylachauhandesigns. I originally started a sketchbook with illustrations of my recipes, alongside the recipe too. The illustrations have ranged from oil pastel sketches, gouache paintings…