Design as Research

I cannot lie, this concept baffles me a little. I think I am just used to thinking as design as something that decorates a surface. Can you tell that I am a textile designer? The print methods that we use in our practice are usually superficial, adding a layer of design onto pre-made fabric. From…

Research Methods

I never knew that I could learn so many new definitions within one lecture! I do have to admit I had to look back over this one because content was just not going in at 9am in the morning unfortunately. This lecture was primarily about research methods and the many types of case study you…

Thoughts on Second Year!

Second year was a bit of a whirlwind for us Textiles gals. It obviously ended with the Coronavirus pandemic craziness, but nonetheless, this was the best year yet coursewise. I’m gonna do it very similarly to my previous post about first year, of which, you can find here, if you want to check it out….

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…

Work Experience: Emma Victoria Payne

11th July- 16th July 2016 So I am writing this as a sort of anniversary post. It has been a year since I have done my work experience placement with Emma Victoria Payne and I tell you, it was one of the best weeks of my life. Emma is a wedding dress designer in Knightsbridge who…

Work Experience: Ashley Wilde

Tuesday 18th – Friday 21st April 2017 So I have just finished my work experience placement at Ashley Wilde this week. It was really insightful as I have never understood the textile design process. I was at the company for four days and the people there were so friendly and willing to answer my questions….