The Stamps of Edinburgh

During this Strathberry project, I made up some stamps of places in Edinburgh that truly mean something to me. They are a mixture of line drawings and acrylic paint colour blocks. I think it has made something quite characterful but I am still unsure about the line work. Any thoughts?

West End Details

If you read my previous posts, you would know that one of the areas that I am looking at for my scarf project is the West End. The West End hosts so many beautiful buildings as well as little boutique shops, as well as the Strathberry store. The area is full of history, of which,…

City Drawings

This weekend was definitely one for painting. The weather was horrible, wet and grey. The perfect time to cosy up and start some bright paintings of some of my favourite places in Edinburgh. Each place has a special place in my heart, turning a simple scarf design project into something quite personal for me. I…

Colour Research

For this project, I wanted to find colours in more obscure way than what I usually do. Actually, I don’t know what I usually do! Anyway, for this scarf project I was inspired by the doorways of Edinburgh. Whenever people think about Edinburgh, they always comment about the grey weather. However, around the city, there…

Scarf Research

To really understand what the Strathberry brand want from a twill scarf, it is understandable that you need a substantial amount of research. We had to look at their main competitors which were H√®rmes, Dior and Burberry. Additionally, I also looked at Dolce and Gabbana, Liberty London and Mary Katrantzou. Looking at all of these…

Strathberry Store

As part of the project, we had to visit the Strathberry. I say have to, it was a rather nice excursion on a grey and wet Monday morning. We were greeted by a foliage arch outside the store, between the black Georgian iron railings. To enter into the showroom, we had to press an intercom,…

Mood Boards

Somehow, I have ended up with two mood boards for this project. That’s right people, two mood boards = two projects. I might have double the workload, but it is so worth it. I am looking at two very different aspects of Edinburgh. City Warmth City Warmth is about finding the warmth you can find…

In Reflection.

Its that time again. Another project coming to close. I can’t believe that three weeks have flown by just like that! Here are my reflections on this project. How have you applied your research to the concept? I have applied my concept to the research in a variety of ways. The main research that applies…

Remaking

Last week, I finally got round to making my blanket. I decided to only use fusing and sewing techniques as the weaving and knitting were too time consuming and were difficult to do. So one Friday morning and me in my pjs, decided to embark on the mammoth task. During the making of the final…

The Crisp Bag Project

Last week, I emailed the original Crisp Bag Project in Hastings about potentially sending my finished single use plastic quilt to them to use in their bivi bags . Their founder, Pen Huston, got back to me and has agreed to take my creation once I have created it! I have attached their Facebook page…