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…

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…

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…

Screen Printing

Anyone who knows me at art school, will know that screen printing is not my forte. This was proven even more so with our repeat print project. I don’t lie when I tell you that this project made three girls cry, one including me. It just shows how difficult this project was for us. It…

Artist Books

Being at university has opened my brain up to know what artists books actually are. Once upon a time, I just thought that they were a book that exhibited artist’s work. Little did I know, that they were an art form in its own entirety. So, what is an artist book I hear you asking,…

Data and Pattern

This project was about finding new ways to collect data and how we can interpret it into new patterns. I thought this was a bit of a weird project at first, (when don’t I?), but it really does make a lot more sense as a nearly third year student. I found myself drawn particularly to…

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…