Kate Pugsley

Another artist that I found on Etsy that I like is Kate Pugsley. I love her muted colour palette and the compositions of her prints. They are fun quirky and beautifully put together.

Kate Pugsley

www.katepugsley.com

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Michelle Morin Art

I found some artwork by Michelle Morin on Etsy under the shop name united thread. Her work is very colourfully detailed, patterned and painterly. I love her style and have purchased a few of her prints.

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http://www.etsy.com/shop/unitedthread

Studio Project Research

For my final year project at DJCAD I have been looking into ornate design in textiles. I have found some inspiration from Baroque florals and William Morris Wallpaper. I have always been an admirer of extreme patterning and use of gold in design. While developing some of my motifs ready for printing I have started to look into luxury chocolate designs. Upon a recent trip to Marks & Spencers I spotted some beautifully decorated chocolate packaging. There were gold embellished chocolate selection boxes to patterned printed wrappings for the plain chocolate bars, each bar wrapped in a different striking pattern. I found this source of inspiration is useful in terms of branding. Chocolate is described as a luxury product, a gift, something special. This is what I wanted my branded textile collection to be like. Here are a few selected images, including the Marks & Spencers chocolates and some tasty treats I found on Pinterest.

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Gatsby Inspiration

During the summer Ive been thinking about what to do for my final year project at university which will lead to my degree show next year. I have always been into ornate and patterned surface design. A recent trip to the cinema to see the new Baz Luhrmann film Gatsby has definitely inspired me to look along the lines of old hollywood glamour and into the world of art deco. I was very impressed by the movies visual effects, party atmosphere and edgy urban soundtrack. An ultra modern take on the renowned F. Scott Fitzgerald classic.

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The costume and set design were extravagant fitting the decadent era of the 1920’s, to the point where the viewer wanted to jump in and join them! The costumes were floaty and sparkling with pearls and diamonds completed with a cocktail glass. The soundtrack includes Lana Del Ray, Will.i.am and a Beyconce and Andre 3000 cover of Amy Winehouse’s single “Back to Black” .

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 I started to look into art deco design via Pinterest as I could make mood boards all day,

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I have always loved using metallic’s and bold colour in my designs, the art deco era definitely exuberates all that is glamour and detail to excess. I am feeling inspired and ready to get started on creating!

Internship with Aimee Kent

I recently started my internship with Glasgow based print designer Aimee Kent. I am very excited to see first hand how a textile design studio works and learn more about the daily running of a business. Aimee is part of the “Starter for 6” programme set up by the Cultural Enterprise Scotland, a premier start-up and investment programme for creative industry entrepreneurs. Her studio is based in Osbourne street in Glasgow city centre.

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Aimee’s business values focus around ethical and sustainable screen print production. She hand prints using environmentally friendly dyes and organic sourced fabrics. Aimee makes prints for her own collections, as a collaboration with other designers/makers and as requested commissions. Her print designs are versatile and fit into both the interior and fashion sector. Aimee’s brand successfully fills the gap in the Scottish textile market for quirky and contemporary textiles that are responsibly sourced.

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“Aimee’s abstract, drawings and mark making techniques, produce eye-catching prints with a bold, distinct, almost tribal style. Aimee creates energetic abstract patterns and finds inspiration from her childhood in Kenya as well as travel and foreign architecture.”

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Here is Aimee’s website with more information about her designs,

www.aimeekent.co.uk

Photoshopped Textile Designs

Here are some samples from my new sketchbook based on colour. I have been experimenting with shapes and colour on photo shop,

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I decided to experiment without the harsh black outlines and used block colours instead.

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