Leicester Cathedral

I visited Leicester Cathedral about two weeks ago. This cathedral was beautiful, with stunning stained glass windows and the grave of Richard III. I visited the cathedral as I saw the Richard III exhibition and then wanted to see the grave in the cathedral. The cathedral was created with English Gothic architecture and links back…

Fabric Manipulation

Fabric manipulation is one of the hardest techniques I have ever done. I find I like the outcome of the technique but not the process. It is a very fiddly technique and you have to be very patient. I have been investigating this technique because I want to use it as part of my architecture…

Quilting: Sandra Meech

I recently studied Sandra Meech as part of my Architecture project. I love her work as she uses quilting, a technique I had never done before. I love the way she collages images together and overlaps them. This is very topical to my Architecture project as I am now looking at architectural features and materials,…

Concertina​ Sketchbooks

This presentational technique is perfect to show flow. I first did this as part of my observationals for my architecture project. I was inspired by this concertina street by Polly Fern as you can see how the buildings flow and create a whole street when expanded. My school and the Barbican Centre were the subjects…

Digital Collage 

This week, I have learnt about Adobe Photoshop Mix. As part of our Textiles A-level course, we have to learn about the use of photoshop as it is useful in many textile companies and universities. We were also using this app as we are making patterns through the company Spoonflower and this app is a very…

Observational Drawings

This week in my Textiles lessons, we have been focusing on observational drawings. I have never really enjoyed observationals until now because, at A-Level, you are allowed to use certain techniques that suit your topic.  I am just going to talk you through a few of my favourites. Black Pen and Water This is my favourite…

New Project: Architecture

So at school, we have to pick a topic to last us a year’s project as part of our A-Level. I thought I would share it with you, so you understand where I have got my ideas from and give you a bit of context if I upload more on this topic. I choose this…

Chaotic Mood Boards

I am feeling quite accomplished today. I just finished my mood board for my first project and I really like the look of it. I have to tell you that it was a mission in itself because I had a little bit of a creative block, but from the experience, I learnt: The process takes…

Hand-stitched Florals: Tessa Perlow

So today I have spent about six hours on a flower embroidery, I am not sure why or how I even got through it, but it happened! The flowers are actually for a school upcycling project and I used Tessa Perlow as an inspiration. I first came across her when I was looking through Etsy and…

The House

During my summer holiday’s I decided I wanted to do an appliqué based off a drawing I did in Figueres. This drawing was the start of my obsession with watercolour to apply a base of colour, and a black fineliner pen. I love this technique it is really simple, and you can get some really…