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Glow Neon

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In October 2014 the RNIB (Royal National Institute ) hosted Glow Neon a fun run to where participants danced and walked their way around a 3km track covered in glowing neon paint to our live DJs at venues across the UK.

Glow raised vital funds which will have a real impact on the services we are able to offer blind and partially sighted people across the UK.

I printed fifty t-shirts for Glow Neon at Mile End Stadium and in just over half an hour had sold out raising £281.00!

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Safe to say I was bitten by the fundraising bug!

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Apocalypsis collection now on Etsy!

Part of the current Apocalypsis collection for Aw14 make a bold statement in these clothes, the collection features beautifully tailored cotton twill pencil skirts, which fall just above the knee and are high waisted to show off the smallest part of your waist and features a series of four small box pleats at the back of each skirt.

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Sheer vests that can be dressed up or down,

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Crop tops which zip up at the front for a slightly punk finish, and features sleeves with little tucks at the shoulder and an open collar that can either stand up or be folded down.

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Quirky and fun faux leather cropped jackets, with long hand-cut fringe accents. This jacket is the perfect for layering to create a statement outfit, its also lined in faux leather but is still very lightweight, and perfect for spring or fall.

Wanna see more? head to my shop!

Spring/Summer Jewellery

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Spring/Summer 2014 Colour Box jewellery range, now in store, follow this link or via the main menu, my first 100 customers will receive a free gift*. This collection will be showing at Fresh on the 7th of June 2014.

*Free gift worth £12.99

[Whooo!]

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To celebrate the opening of our shop, the first 100 customers will receive a free gift worth up to £12.00, customers can choose any colour from within our summer collection and have a choice between either a felt ring or a pair of earrings.

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Little Things.

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So my summer theme collection of jewellery is now available on Etsy through my shop, I am super excited about this the jewellery is made using fine Merino Wool and each carefully hand felted, these quirky pieces add a little something to any outfit while being very lightweight.

The ring is adjustable so it is comfortable and fitting for any finger and the earrings clip on for a fun alternative for unpierced ears!

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New In

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[Smiles like a loon] Here it is the new jewellery range now selling in my shop, it’s super cute and makes a statement with any outfit. Check out my shop HERE! or follow the menu above.

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.

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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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!

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.

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.

Stand work/Experiments

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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.

End of the world fashion.

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Design specs for the Apocalypsis collection which consists of 6 outfits, all of which would be made in responsibly sourced fabrics. Starting on the left, the first is a “onsie” cape in grey and mustard colour thick linen, with a digitally printed hood worn with a simple shirt dress. No 2, is a brown t-shirt in a light cotton and linen panelled trousers that are decorated with blue digitally printed pieces. No 3, is a simple brown pencil skirt, with a digitally printed shirt and a decorative leather body piece.

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The 4th outfit is a pair of baggy trousers with 2 layered trapeze t-shirts, that can be overlaid which are digitally printed and the blue one has a detachable hood. No 5, is a fun and girly dress in grey linen with a 2 colour tutu with a grey leather decorative body piece and mustard colour jersey leggings – which are decorated with digitally printed blue pieces and finally the last outfit is a simple trapeze top in digitally printed silk, with an unusual “cutout”  floor length cape/dress in bright blue silk.

These pieces are decorated with the textiles patterns shown here.

Patterns for the future

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Apocalypsis textile pattern 1

Apocalypsis design project, using my inspirations of a future post apocalyptic world, modern architecture and body adornment, interpreted with some modern abstract prints in colours that can represent future camouflage, which will in turn be used for decorating sections of my designs.

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Apocalypsis textiles pattern 2

Take a closer look

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Design specs and illustrations for New Horizons collection,

New Horizons s/s ‘14 collection line-up.

Quirky, summer '14 collection designed to compliment the work of EABurns.
Quirky, summer ’14 collection designed to compliment the work of EABurns.

New Horizons design project for EABurns using my inspirations of feathers, smoke and other natural things interpreted into some quirky prints in bright colours, which will go into panels and sections of my designs. So the collection consists of 6 outfits all of which would be made in responsibly sourced and preferably organic cotton, silk and wool. Starting on the left, a just above the knee pleated full skirt and printed blouse with a peter pan collar, no 2. Is a digitally printed, mid calf full skirt with a high waist and a blue, cropped jumper. No 3. Is simple white long sleeved blouse with a yellow knit short sleeve jumper and printed floaty cotton shorts, the 4th outfit is a simple day dress with print paneling in a spotty print. No 5. Is a light silk, digitally printed floor length number with a cut-away hem and finally the last outfit is a red knit low neck jumper, with a feather printed shirt and grey trousers with printed panels and pockets.

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