Any way I'd like to show you what I did for our last module which was a combination of design and stitch. I chose the trend 'Gothic Luxe' and as usual used purples in my colour story, these were paired with black.
My research took me to the church yard where I was inspired by the carvings on headstones. I looked at things that influence Goths, like Cathederals in Europe, Whitby,and Victoriana. Goth fashion was another port of call, in the U K, Germany and Japan.
An old 'Fantasy Head' postcard I have, looked a bit like an x-ray, so I used some of my own x-rays as you have already seen in one of my other blogs. This was also part of this module.
I really wanted to do a print although it was not required and developed two.
We had to explore fabric manipulation, and as I was born to sew this was a joy. This would result in us creating a piece of wearable art or something for an interior. We were also required to deconstruct a garment and reconstruct it again.
The following photographs are a story of what I produced. Comments would be appreciated.
Fabric manipulation some of my samples.
Here I went on a dying spree, I just love it, how can anyone get so excited by a small bag of Dylon?
I'd sold but never used Shrinkles before, I have now and I love them too.
A sketch book page
developed into a repeat
Without boring you with too many pictures I was given two black camisoles to use. One was devore and the other pleated, this is what I did.
My finished pieces which I submitted were my decon/recon as a wearable piece of art, a cushion cover with my print on the back and I really enjoyed dying so made a skirt garment front.
Cushion front before being made up.
Next on the agenda is a wallpaper design for Kate Usher studios, I've chosen Boutique Hotel style. I'm drawing plants, just for a change!