Symbolism of Moorish Colours

The next port of call for this project was to decide on a colour palette. This is were I usually start my creative journeys as they provide the best inspiration at the beginning. Moorish culture, like most, has symbolism associated with certain colours. These colours provided the foundation to my colour palette but also provided…

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 Alzc├ízar 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…

Side 2 Designs

The side 2 designs are a little more tame and have more incorporation of the brand in it. From studying other brands, I have made designs that could work whatever the design on the other side. Majority of the designs are in black and white, but can also lend themselves to some colour too which…

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…

National Museum of Scotland

This is one of my favourite places in Edinburgh to escape for while. I can tell you that this is a maze of a museum. I have been several times and I always get lost no matter what. The museum consists of several sections but the main gallery has to be my favourite. It is…

Finished Suit

So, I finally finished my three-piece suit! Months of work later and now it is all done. I am a bit sad that this project is over now especially looking at different types of architecture. I am very happy with the final outcome and you can see all of the garments together in my fashion…

Spoonflower Fabrics

My Spoonflower fabrics have finally arrived! Now my making can now commence. But first, a little about each fabric I ordered. These prints are for my three piece suit of which I am currently making in my Textiles A-Level. I used the site Spoonflower to print my fabrics for me. They have a variety of fabrics…

Digital Designs

Usually, I detest Photoshop as I never achieve what I need to create. However, I am glad to say that I now feel like an expert. I used Photoshop to create realisitc digital designs using a technique called Displacement Maps. This technique will realistically place a design on an irregular surface and a draped pattern…

Textured Base Observational

Recently, I discovered a different way of recording. This technique uses textures in order to enhance observational drawings. I approached the task with the idea that the piece would link to my Architecture project, hence the several building materials drawn in the piece. To make a textured base, all you need is a cardboard base…

New section of the V&A

The new section of the V&A is absolutely stunning. The new extension provides a new entrance, courtyard and gallery. The modern extension somewhat fits into the 19th-century architecture, which is very clever of the architect Amanda Levete. Of course, the V&A is the type of building that you need to focus on the features of…

My Attempt at Suit Toiles

I tell you one thing, making a suit with no garment making experience prior is hard work. I have given up on my suit making for now and are instead going to focus on my sketchbook work. Firstly, I don’t understand the instructions that the pattern came with. I am a very visual person, but…