One Print Per Day… Seventy Two

I’ve been busy getting things ready for new designers next week, and my work has even been featured by another blog!!   I have also ordered a new batch of business cards.  Take a sneaky peek below of the Broccoli blog and my new cards…….

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Click the image above to open their blog in a new tab…

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A section of the feature they posted of my work! Click the image above for the full article

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I have been chosen to exhibit at New Designers from 26th-29th June.  New Designers showcases over 3,000 of the most talented, newly graduated designers from the Uk’s leading universities (their words – not mine!)  Please click on the New Designers logo to find out more (opens their page in a new tab or window)

I have used the photos of my work that Broccoli chose for my new set of business cards for New Designers

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Thank you.

One Print Per Day…Seventy One

So it’s been a very exciting and busy week in the studio, galleries and general LIFE!

Our exhibition preview was on Tuesday evening and we had a really good turn out – and the exhibition is still running until this Saturday too.

Here are some photos of some lovely things that happened during my week….

By my exhibit at our Degree show!

By my exhibit at our Degree show!

 

With some of my Uni friends, surrounded with patterns!

With some of my Uni friends, surrounded with patterns!

Also, during the show preview, Caroline of CAMAC design competitions awarded me with a certificate for a design competition I did a few months ago for the Warner Textile Archive in Braintree.  I have won my design to be produced and sold as a postcard – I had no idea that I had won, only that I had been sort listed and will be exhibiting as part of the London Design Festival in September – it was a lovely surprise to be awarded this on such an exciting evening!

 

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I wasn’t able to attend the view as it was one of my last printing weeks in the studio – however I am delighted to be able to see the exhibition when it reaches London in September as part of the Annual London Design Festival!

Some of the postcards that have been produced from my design, inspired by the 'Tutor Rose' design from the Warner Textile Archive

Some of the postcards that have been produced from my design, inspired by the ‘Tutor Rose’ design from the Warner Textile Archive

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I will try to take a better photo of this soon!

I have also just found out today that I have been chosen to exhibit at New Designers from 26th-29th June.  New Designers showcases over 3,000 of the most talented, newly graduated designers from the Uk’s leading universities (their words – not mine!)

If you would like to find out more about the Warner Textile Archive, CAMAC or New Designers, please click on their respective logos below to open their site in a new tab. 

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In other exciting personal news – I have screen printed ALL of our Wedding invitations and Save the Dates – and secured an offer on our first flat together with my Fiancé!

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The whole lot of them!

And after all of that… I decided to treat myself!

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I should have taken a photo BEFORE I untied the bow, looked at my treat, squealed with excitement…and then tried to tie the bow like they did at Tiffany….I didn’t!!!

One Print Per Day… Seventy

This is for my Tutors as a signpost for some of my previous posts.  Please click on the names to be directed to their blog entry.  Thank You.

2014/2015 Trends

Alexander McQueen

Candace Wheeler

Graham Sutherland

Bee associations

Pantone

Hiroshige and other Japanese Printmakers

Visual Research

Grayson Perry and Kit Williams

Tintin/ Where’s Wally/ Badaude/ Feliks Topolski/ Georgina von Etzdorf.

Some posts about my studio practice and analysis can be found clicking the titles below.

Hanging the show

Studio Practice

Print and sewing progress

Experimentation

One Print Per Day… Sixty Nine

Here are some of the 2014/2015 colour and design trends for Women’s Fashion from my Pinterest page.  You can find my board by clicking any of the photos below

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One Print Per Day… Sixty Eight

Alexander McQueens new 2013 Bee Collection looks very simular to Candace Wheeler’s designs from 1881.  The designs are woven, printed and cast as dresses, scarves and jewellery.  I expect this trend to swarm into the high street soon (and I can get some Bee slipper shoes!)

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This McQueen cuff is simply beautiful, I love the ‘mottled’ background

 

 

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One Print Per Day… Sixty Seven

Candace Wheeler (1827 – 1923) was one of Americas first Female interior and textile designers. This is just one of her designs for textiles as well as wallpaper.  It was designed in 1881 and is regarded as one of her most successful designs.

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One Print Per Day… Sixty Six

Graham Sutherland (1903 – 1980) was a printmaker who studied at Goldsmiths in 1921, and later became an official war artist for England between 1940 – 1945.  One of his most famous works is his tapestry in Coventry Cathedral, although my favourite is his Bees series, completed in 1977.  Inspiration for this series was gathered while he lived in Pembrokeshire, Wales.  My Grandfather was a friend of Sutherland, and was the curator of the Graham Sutherland Trust and Gallery that was housed in Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire.  You can find out more about Sutherland HERE in an extract from an essay written by Grandpa.

 

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One Print Per Day…Sixty Five

This project has ended up focusing on the life of a honey bee.  The plight of the bees has been building for the past few years, as their numbers are declining, and some rare species are becoming extinct.  Bees are essential for pollination, and there are now many groups set up to raise awareness of the problem and conserve them by working with farmers to reduce the pesticides they use on their crops.  You can also help at home by sowing plants and flowers to make your garden ‘Bee Kind’.  You can find out more by clicking the photos below to open a new tab with their site.

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One Print Per Day… Sixty Three

These are some photos of my progress from the bank holiday weekend (which I had to spend indoors, working – fun times!)  I’ve picked up my business cards from Moo (which look superb) and now have lots of little things to finish before the deadline this Tuesday!

 

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First layer of stitching of the queen bee on the honeycomb scarf

 

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Second colour layer in progress…

 

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Finished Queen Bee

 

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Sewing the iridescent larvae onto the ‘burnt-out’ devore fabric proved to be very difficult as it was so fine and my sewing machine had trouble registering the fabric, so i put tissue paper underneath so I could tear it away afterwards and this solved the problem!

 

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Part of the small watercolour series I am painting, and binding in a handmade book

 

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Painting in progress

 

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Nearly finished…..

 

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The last two tea towels printed with the floral silhouettes design in aubergine

 

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Floral Silhouettes tea towel

 

I will take some close up photos of the tea towels by the weekend as they now feature a grosgrain loop to hang them from.

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