Monthly Archives: March 2013

One Step, Two step.

This is the next step in my process. It’s actually two steps at a time but each one informs the other.  I start to plot out potential stitches. By this point I’ve narrowed down the stitches that will be in the design but there is always an element of surprise to it. Sometimes because they […]

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Doodle is the New Design

It’s funny how things work out. I was already to post the next step of my process, when I discovered a new technique which helps demonstrate my thought process. Essentially it’s to doodle. I’ve worked on some doodles based on my graveyard photos. I start by splitting the page into sections and then fill each […]

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A Picture Paints a Thousand Words

So the next stage of my process is to work with images. They can either be from my own imagination if the idea is a more abstract one or from photos and images I collect. For example a while ago I was reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.  This got me thinking of the […]

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In The Beginning Was The Word.

I thought I’d talk a bit about what inspires me and how that informs my practice. For me it’s all about the words and ideas of a thing. I love to read and find the way it allows the imagination to run free incredibly liberating. In my imagination nothing is wrong. The rules of physics […]

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Sample Shadows

With the commission completed, I’ve been back to working on samples. The Spring/Summer collection has really got a lace feel to it which I’m really enjoying. It’s stretching my lace knitting in new directions which is what it’s all about. Trying to fit the lace with the more solid edges makes for some interesting creations […]

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I’ve been a very busy girl, working on a commission. As you know this is sensitive work since I don’t actually own the piece. It makes talking about it quite challenging. How can I show you something that’s taking up most of my waking moments without compromising the design? The first image shows the play […]

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Sleeping Beauty

On Tuesday I was taken to see Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, It was utterly magical. I love Mr Bourne’s work immensely and knew that I was in for a good night by crikey, it went beyond my very high expectations. For me, the costumes are a huge part of the experience. It’s the way they […]

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