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…

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…

Sustainable Cards

I made these cards at the beginning of the lockdown period. I had been home for a week and already was missing my friends so I decided to make some cards. I had these felt squares from a previous project in 2015. I also had leftover felt from my Arthur’s Seat project. I kept all…

Just Keep Swimming?

From watching War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita, I have been more aware about my use of single use plastics. What I didn’t know, was the extent of plastics in the sea and how they are entering our food chain. The Guardian have written a very interesting article on How Plastic Got into our…

Plastic Textile Techniques

I am back with a new blog post furthering my project of Rethinking/Redesigning. This is the second post in the series, so make sure you look at the first one, of which you can find here, which just gives you the background research for this. So for this project, we have to research a technique,…

Zines

For the zine project, my inspiration came from my personal experience of suicide in my family. This unfortunate circumstance has resonated in me since, hence why it was the inspiration for this project. From studying about zines, I now understand that they are a quick form of publishing to get a strong message across. I…

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…

Fabric Manipulation

Fabric manipulation is one of the hardest techniques I have ever done. I find I like the outcome of the technique but not the process. It is a very fiddly technique and you have to be very patient. I have been investigating this technique because I want to use it as part of my architecture…

Quilting: Sandra Meech

I recently studied Sandra Meech as part of my Architecture project. I love her work as she uses quilting, a technique I had never done before. I love the way she collages images together and overlaps them. This is very topical to my Architecture project as I am now looking at architectural features and materials,…