Tuesday, December 4, 2012

I have a new blog!

I haven't been using this blog for a long time, but recently got a new blog for my new ventures in making.

Check it out, and see what I'm doing now, @  THE CREATURE WORKSHOP BLOG 

http://thecreatureworkshopblog.blogspot.com.au/

Also check out my new ETSY storehttp://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCreatureWorkshop


Friday, October 8, 2010

Fragment Squared Exhibition at Barometer

I'll be involved in an Exhibition called Fragment Squared at Barometer Gallery in Paddington Sydney this month. So here are the details....

An Exhibition of Contemporary Textile Design. Featuring 12 textile artists of the Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development from RMIT University.

BAROMETER GALLERY 13 Gurner Street, Paddington NSW 2021
Tuesday, October 26 at 6:00pm - October 31 at 3:00pm

HOURS:
OPENING NIGHT 26TH OCTOBER FROM 6PM TO 9PM.
27th 28th 29th 30th OCTOBER 11AM-6PM
31st OCTOBER 11AM-3PM

http://fragmentsquared.tumblr.com/

Friday, July 30, 2010

Past creations


As I negleted this blog for a year I have not uploaded images of projects I completed in that time. Here are just a few more photos of things I made in the past. I did a lot of knitting, and found it hard to be creative out of class time, sometimes as a creative person this happens. I've had moments where I felt no passion and felt my creativeness was gone forever, leaving me in a dark sad place. But then it would return with gusto and I wouldn't be able to stop let alone sleep or concerntrate on anything that needed to be done. Such is the life of a creative person and I predict there will be a few more ups and downs regarding my creative ventures in the future, lets hope that gusto always finds its way back.

Patterns


Over the duration of studying textiles, I've looked at a LOT of patterns. I've noticed I usually like 2 colour patterns, very geometric, and it's been hard to branch off and do multicolour patterns and designs. The one above is my Dala Horse design for a Hankies project and I was very happy with it, it printed well and is very geometric. I'd like to print this again in the future, perhaps dulling the colours to a tone more suitable to my new palate. Perhaps even a greyscale would be nice. The pattern below is a repeat of illustrations I did, the vintage clothing was from a fantastic book from my library that I copied, manipulated and finished the illustrations to have animals wearing the clothes, I think I'd like to print some more of this and use it as lining fabric in the future. Its interesting, but not over the top and is a very one way directional design. After my work experience doing multi directional designs I've noticed I tend to always apply direction to my design somehow, giving it purpose as I normally design for a specific product or application. I've grown to love repeats, I hope to do more in the near future, as I have many projects in mind for them.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

2010 ranges



I've been working on 4 design ranges for Uni assignments and I'm really loving the themes I've come up with. I thought I'd share a few of the designs to give you a feel for what I've been working on. You can see trends in colours and themes and an overall feel in my work this year. I like this direction. I feel it sums up all the sorts of images I've been collecting for the last year and more. I've been working on print repeats and knit repeats and even experiemental repeats that i could possibly turn into weaves or other things. We'll see where this semester of production takes them.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hello there, I've missed you!

So I haven't blogged in a while but I have been a busy girl, Reading blogs, experimenting with making things and living life.

In the time since my last post I graduated, started another year of study, built a house with my family, moved from one end to the other then did all that again, started painting a birch tree feature wall, made light fixtures, started a new job, and found some skeletons (real ones, not ones in the closet). I mentioned I experimented with making things, yes I've done a lot of that, from casting and molding to natural dyeing and crochet. I never stop loving that passion of learning something new.

My next project is machine knitting, i just dug out my Oma's knitting machine from her house and while still in the process of setting up my very own studio I will attempt to learn how to use it, wish me luck!

So here are some photos of things I have made since my last post, Some have been for people, some just because I needed to make things. enjoy.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

new finished projects




So I've just loaded a heap of photos of finished projects, mainly knitted onto my flickr page.



Of course I also updated my Ravelry page to show off my new FO's and have decided to put some things up for sale in my web shop


So if you're in the mood for some new lovingly handmade knitted items, go have a looksee.