Monday, 15 August 2011

Catching up with projects

Martha's new frock

Detail of hem line

Look at me in my new frock!

Modeling comes naturally!

Since finishing my degree I have been promising to finish/start making some clothes for my grandaughter Martha but then there was a holiday in France, New Designers in London, our son's wedding in Durham and numerous other things but at last I can boast that I have finished two items so I thought I would share them with you. Firstly there is this cute little number that she enjoyed modelling - although I don't think the hairband will stay on for very long!
Just her colour

Detail of rib

Martha at Allana's Christening

The second was this cardigan which I finished just in time for a family christening last week. I have also started another cardigan, from a pattern written by Tricia McKenzie my course leader, and another similar dress and hairband so not at the end of the list yet.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Transporter Bridge Centenary

Keith's photographs that inspired my work
You might remember from an earlier post that I designed a cushion with an image of this iconic local bridge screen printed on to it in foil. I then added a cosmic shower cascading down through the atmosphere above it in stitch. Well it was inspired by these brilliant photographs that my very talented nephew Keith took last year when he was paying a visit from his home in Dubai.

I didn't realise at the time that it was the 100 year anniversary of the completion of this bridge until a VIP guest at our degree show approached me. She said that she was very impressed with my design, that she had taken my card and would be in touch, as her organisation was looking for products to commemorate the event. Sadly she never did and I subsequently learned that I had missed the deadline for submitting proposals. C'est la Vie.

Yesterday I enjoyed a catch up session with Keith, the source of my inspiration, and related this tale to him and that is when he gave me the web details for his on line portfolio and I thought you might like to take a look at some of his amazing photographs.