Thought I'd give you a bit of notice about the Vintage Fashion and Textile Fair that's being held at Newcastle Station Hotel, May 13th.
It'll definitely be worth a visit, as the last one I attended, was brilliant!
So... I drew out my interior pattern in repeat on graph paper, and I'm now drawing and painting it out on a koda trace. I'm halfway through so have attached some images now, and will attach some more when I'm finished.
My latest project at CCAD is an Interior Project in which we had to choose a Period Style to incorporate with our designs. I chose to work with Chinoiserie, which was when China began trading with the West, and the Westerners began to create work in what they thought China's creations were like.
Initially I began my project with drawing boards. Hartlepool Flea Market was a great start to find some plates and vases with Chinese style patterns.
I then developed my drawings into repeat patterns, which I loved doing!
Although my designs are based on Chinoiserie, I have also taken inspiration from original Chinese designs. I visited the Oriental Museum based at Durham University. I used the visit to find inspiration and ideas on colour decisions for my final designs. Although I love the Blue and White China, which is so evident in my research, I would rather broaden my colours. I would also prefer to avoid using the Blue and White theme because it has been done before so many times; shown below in my up-most favourite example from Roberto Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2005/2006. Although the museum is not huge, it was enjoyable and I would definitely recommend a visit.