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Katie Alice Reynolds

Box pleats

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I totally fell in love with this Zebra print cotton and decided to make a little box pleat dress, the trick with box pleats is to get the pattern match exactly in-line or it throws off the whole effect. Also as it happens my over-locker has just arrived and I can’t wait to play with it.

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Re-mixed Dimensions Photo-shoot

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Well, here it is the finished Re-mixed Dimensions collection. I’m so happy with these final pieces, there’re all very different but sit well together. Constructed textiles are amongst my favourites due to how tactile you can make them.

I have to give a hugh thank you to Catherine who modelled for me, she looks amazing.

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More new things!

KAReynolds Swing Tag
KAReynolds Swing Tag

Introducing my new swing tag [I’m so excited about these!] the wonderful people at printed.com managed to print swing tags for me and they match my new business cards – which had be changed when I changed my domain. If you have yet to discover printed.com I fully recommend them, all of their products are finished to such an impeccably high standard.

New Business Cards
New Business Cards

How cool are these?!

Print clothing care labels
Print clothing care labels

These arrived in the post today, I now have incredibly cool clothing labels complete with my logo printed by  carelabels-co-uk this company are so helpful and super fast, the whole process has only taken two days!

Made to be adorned

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Experimented with including sleeves on the body, this sits well on the body using felt works well as it holds its shape when manipulated.

EXPERIMENTAL ADORNMENT

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After initial researching of all the various things I found influential for this project. I started playing with adornment of my own, using different weighted and textured materials and making each piece individually, decorating them by hand or with a sewing machine and arranging each piece onto a stand to create a silhouette  I like, then sewing all the various pieces together by hand, so that it may be worn on the body.

Heavy Metal.

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This particular piece was made during the final year of the FDA in Textiles and Fashion I studied, It was so much fun playing with ideas and pieces of fabric to create something to adorn the body, so I thought why not include it here.

Doodles

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This is a quick ink doodle to show shape on the body, I’m hoping over the next couple of days to make the final pieces and do a photo-shoot.

Constructive Things

Elastic Circles On Velvet With Latex Buttons
Elastic Circles On Velvet With Latex Buttons
Cut-out Shapes
Cut-out Shapes
Cut-out Shapes With Latex Lego Bricks
Cut-out Shapes With Latex Lego Bricks
Loose Felt Woven Strips
Loose Felt Woven Strips

These are some constructed textile experiments I’ve played with, I’m quite happy with them and I’ve used a wide range of methods these are fun to make and if you haven’t tried felting before I highly recommend it.

"Dizzy" Embroidery On Dissolvable Film Modelled Around Lego Bricks
“Dizzy” Embroidery On Dissolvable Film Modelled Around Lego Bricks
Reversed Appliquéd And Quilted Squares
Reversed Appliquéd And Quilted Squares
Sewn Loops
Sewn Loops
"Dizzy" Embroidery On Dissolvable Film
“Dizzy” Embroidery On Dissolvable Film
Elastic Sewn Velvet With Felting
Elastic Sewn Velvet With Felting
"Dizzy" Embroidery Reverse Appliquéd  With Sewn Felting
“Dizzy” Embroidery Reverse Appliquéd With Sewn Felting
Interwoven Strips
Interwoven Strips

Making Impressions.

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Over the last week I’ve been playing with constructed textiles and thought I’d try laying brass buttons in a dish of latex (so much fun!) It took about 3 days to dry out and when I removed the buttons the latex had imprinted the pattern and taken the colouring from them. Now I can cut them up and use them as buttons.

Check it out!

Yay! I’ve finally worked out the kinks in my menu and added direct links to my shop and other blogs, I’m feeling like a very satisfied cat who found the can-opener and drank all the cream!

Stand work/Experiments

testSpent the day playing with fabric on the mannequin, made some interesting shapes its gonna be fun making the final versions!

 

Working with layers

Ink drawing
Ink drawing

Conveying layers in different media, and experimenting with how it could be used on the body.

Layered paper cut out cogs.
Layered paper cut out cogs.

Armoured

Untitled-2Researching into armour for my re-mixed dimensions project, focusing on the different textures in metal work. Sexy and a little bit punk.

Making marks

Using a bamboo stick, dipped in paint.
Using a bamboo stick, dipped in paint.

A few quick mark making experiments always free the creative side of me, using different tools and black paint to test out directions lines with can be used on the body.

Diagonal lines created using a toothbrush.
Diagonal lines created using a toothbrush.

Adornamental

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Striking body adornment, really eye catching and inspiring. Re-blogged from Alexandros Nikolis Pinterest board body adornment.

New Project!

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Started a new project, just to keep the grey-cells moving really! So I’m looking into armour and structure probably going to make a little set of body adornments, most likely using constructed textiles.

#merrychristmas

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How cute are these candy cane mice tree decorations, made as party favours.

Watch this space

Yay! new needle felting set just arrived – my brain is going crazy with ideas! xx #craft #felting

New Horizons Artwork

20140105_101755New horizons inspired artwork, prints and originals are now available in My Shop

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