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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

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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.

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.

New developments.

Page taken from sketchbook.
Page taken from sketchbook.

A page from my sketchbook showing research development and experimentations using colour and shape in both CAD and on a stand.

Colour palette.
Colour palette.

Autumn/Winter 2014 – Earthy hues of Orange and brown, with flashes of contrasting blue, future urban camouflage!

Inspirational development.

Page taken from sketchbook
Page taken from sketchbook

Development taken from research, experimenting with different colours, textures and shapes on the body – using my adornment experiments.

Closer details

Page taken from sketchbook.
Page taken from sketchbook.

Photograph of a page from my sketchbook, showing the closeness between stand work/experiments and my research points of architecture.

Manipulating shape and form

IvH inspiration

Closer look into Iris van Herpens’ work, looking at shapes on the body and how these can be manipulated with different uses of scale and texture, page taken from my sketchbook.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Iris van Herpen.

Source - pleatfarm.com
Source – pleatfarm.com

Iris Van Herpen: The Alexander McQueen Of Tech Geeks

As one blogger put it: “I think we just found our next fashion legend. HO. LY. SHIT.

Van Herpen manipulates technology to test all the limits of fashion. Creating pieces by combining modern techniques and traditional sewing.

Even if you don’t have a great deal of interest about fashion technology, this stuff is worth looking at . New ideas and digital technology are already having a great deal of input into the industry, whether you’re talking digitally printed fabric or 3-D creations. It will only become more exaggerated and prominent. Van Herpens’ work, is like a sneak peek into the future about where the fashion world is headed.

A·POC·A·LYP·TIC

Apocalypse, (Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apocálypsis), when translated literally from Greek refers to “a revelation of something hidden”.

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Inspirational materials

Kate Cuasck

The inspirational designer Kate Cusack, If you are unfamiliar with her work – check it out here, creates pieces made with everyday materials which are worn as body adornment.

With experiences in many place including costume design, her work is striking and shown to the best  in Zipper Jewellery. All of these pieces relate to the body, while combining theatrical influences and transformation of items, made in materials that are more seen and not used.

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Colour and trends A/W ’14, to use as initial influence and inspiration for Apocalypsis.

Source – Pinterest.

Feathered reflections

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Simple pen drawings and other images incorporating  different types of feathers and other parts of my research, which can easily be manipulated into quirky and abstract textiles prints to be used as digital prints to be incorporated into my  collection for EABurns.

More doodles

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Other feather drawings taken from research to be coloured and developed using photoshop into repeat prints and textiles from EABurns.

Reflections 2.0

Logical Reflections

Fully coloured illustration, Inverted the figures added more block and contrasting colour to make it more striking  think I prefer this version.

Form development

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I’m using these images taken from my sketchbook to develop textiles and silhouettes.

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