Friday, 31 May 2013

Heriot Watt University Degree Show, Galashiels

I haven't been posting recently as I've been trying to have a break since finishing second year, but been busy with my part time job and preparing to move house... again.
Monday 27th May I visited the Hariot Watt University's Textiles Degree Show in Galashiels. Below are some images of students work I like, and some links to students. It was great to see another Degree Show before CCAD's opens on Thursday 6th June.







Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Lotte Reiniger

I found an article whilst looking for interior settings in Elle Decoration February 2013 about a German Filmmaker called Lotte Reiniger. I was originally really interested in Reiniger because a lot of her films are based on Brother's Grimm stories and fairy tales, however after watching the YouTube videos below, and ready the article in Elle Decoration, I think it's absolutely amazing what she did. The films below were made in 1930's and 1950's- and it is said that she was the first person to create an animated video. The detail in the videos is just amazing!

Watch- Papageno

Watch Daumelinchen

What 'The Art Of Lotte Reiniger'

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Friday, 3 May 2013

Printed Furnishing Length

Yesterday I printed my 3 metre furnishing fabric length. I'm really pleased with how they have come out- however they are a little brighter than I was expecting. After experimenting with pigmens, acid and reactive pastes, expandyex, flocking and foiling I decided that on my final length I was going to use all illuminating discharges in four different colours- which meant my fabric stank!

I printed the first three screens fine, and then realised that my final screen was blocked from the flock and expandtex I had used on my samples. This meant I had to try and unblock my screen before printing.

I also printed a shorter length with all pigments to then dye after once it had been fixed. Once I had ironed my fabric to fix the pigments, I tie dyed my length with

I would like to thank my good friend Lauren Thomas and the CCAD print technician Vicky Graham for all their help with my prints.