The brief was to design fabrics for a couple, Kelly and Sid who have a seaside apartment. They were asking for fabric for a heavy door curtain, a throw, a felted log basket and some quirky accessories for the home. They supplied a number of items which were of particular interest to them, including the string of stones, some shells and some childhood toys.
The design work that follows was turned into fabric, woven on a Jacquard loom, and then hand and machine finished to produce a range of interesting fabrics for the purposes requested.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
One area I looked at for this design brief was shells, and used the markings on them for the design.
These three drawings were taken through into design and woven using the Jacquard loom to produce the fabric which was subsequently finished with various embroidery techniques.
- ▼ February (7)
- Louise West
- I started university later in life than most of my collegues, being a mature student. I have gained a huge amount from my BA, and I am now furthering my knowledge and experience with engagement on MA ADAPT course which I started in January 2010. Some of my BA work is on this blog, along with other textiles and a commission connected with Lace. I am also teaching lace with a class held weekly in Nottingham. Other weekend courses to follow and talks in areas of lace history.