Monday, 16 March 2015

Working on the model

I love deconstructed clothing, working with the model and applying fabrics in a free flowing way. I made this garment some years ago from scraps of old jeans. I brought it out to show for an arts trail last year, and the reaction I got and then subsequent commission work really encouraged me to take this method of working a little further. 

I plan to make a jacket in a similar style, I love distressed fabrics, tears and fraying, so the trusty cheese grater will come into great use once more.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Samples - the key to creativity

A selection of samples that have been made along the way.
Above felt and vintage lace hand dyed and embroidered
 Silk Cocoon and silk waste hand dyed and embroidered
 Old linen, Venetian Plaster and stencils
 Image transfer  on old linen with venetian plaster and stencils - my latest work and I love it !
A Finished piece - hand dyed velvets, embroidery and beading