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…

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…

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…

Drawing at the Botanics

I can tell you, drawing flowers at the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens is a very nice way to spend a lonely Valentines Day. We were at the gardens for a floral inspired drawing project to get us to learn how to be more creative with our drawing techniques. Before we entered the garden, we had to…

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…

Travel Journalling: Thoughts?

So I have to say that keeping a travel journal has been harder than expected. Its all very good at the beginning saying that you will draw everyday and keep ticket stubs but it is so difficult! The sketchbook I used was the Moleskin Large Watercolour Sketchbook. As expected of Moleskin the quality of the…

Men’s Fashion Sketches

The next part of my architecture project was to create a couple of men’s fashion sketches. My project naturally steered into creating fashion pieces due to the sculptural nature of architecture. The decision of doing men’s fashion came shortly after when I saw a piece of material and immediately thought of a men’s trouser leg….

Sustainability Project: Final Images

At the beginning of the year, we were set a project to do with sustainability to introduce us into A-Level Textiles. This week marked the end of the project for me (even though it was meant to be finished in February), as I finally put up the installation part of my piece in our annual…

Manchester Art Gallery

My family and I visited Manchester a month ago to get a feel of the place as my brother is going to university there. We popped into the Manchester Art Gallery to gain a cultural aspect of the city and also at my own insistence. The gallery houses a range of different art from Turner…

Concertina‚Äč Sketchbooks

This presentational technique is perfect to show flow. I first did this as part of my observationals for my architecture project. I was inspired by this concertina street by Polly Fern as you can see how the buildings flow and create a whole street when expanded. My school and the Barbican Centre were the subjects…

Observational Drawings

This week in my Textiles lessons, we have been focusing on observational drawings. I have never really enjoyed observationals until now because, at A-Level, you are allowed to use certain techniques that suit your topic.  I am just going to talk you through a few of my favourites. Black Pen and Water This is my favourite…

New Project: Architecture

So at school, we have to pick a topic to last us a year’s project as part of our A-Level. I thought I would share it with you, so you understand where I have got my ideas from and give you a bit of context if I upload more on this topic. I choose this…