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…

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…

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….

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…

Thoughts on Lockdown

Lockdown sucked. Not just for me, but for everyone. I felt stuck with being inside all the time and of course not being able to see my friends. This was further exasperated by a break up and the very quick change from being completely independent to being back in the house and obeying someone else’s…

Miss You Cards

They say that you should do things that spark joy. For me that is creating something that would spread the love (safely , I might add) in these uncertain times. To do this, I made cards and postcards and sent them to my friends and posted some through postboxes that had rainbows in the windows….

How to: Concertina Sketchbooks

My obsession with concertina sketchbooks continue! I was very happy to be asked to make a video for the EUTV QuarantinED series. It was such an honour to be asked and it gave me a little project to focus on during lockdown. You can watch the full episode here! The best thing about these sketchbooks…