Sunday, 27 November 2016

Autumn Kitchenware

More recently I designed some teatowels featuring an Autumnal theme. The lucky thing about being a teacher is I get 12 weeks off a year so I found the time to design and produce these during the October half term. These are my first designs on fabric and were produced through a company called Bags of Love. They also made the name labels for me! However I had to stitch them on seperately.
My first design - a collection of squash and pumpkins. I designed this by creating linoprints of squash and pumpkins, scanning in the prints and colouring them digitally with Photoshop.
My floral design was actually started earlier on in the year, I drew and cut out floral shapes but never truly did anything with them until this half term. I scanned them in and again digitally painted them in Photoshop. My brother reckons they look pretty Hungarian which was unintentional but I'm happy with a remark like that either way.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Icelandic Prints

It's been a really long time since I posted, simply because I have been crazy busy with my new job. Having graduated finally from university I am teaching full time! When I've had an evening or two free however I have been working on my portfolio. I am hoping that over the next 12-24 months I should have a portfolio ready to approach an agency with so that I can work freelance alongside teaching.
So over the summer I went on a trip to Reykjavik, Iceland which inspired me to design a small range of greeting cards.
"Hello!" - based on the famous Geysir.
"Sending my warmest wishes" - a wintery warm Christmas card. Iceland is well known for its lovely knitted jumpers.
"Once I caught a fish alive" - inspired by the 'cod wars' of old.
I've had 2 out of 3 designs printed up by Moo in London. The envelopes are varying in colour being red and brown paper rather than white. The cards themselves are printed on lovely matte paper.



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