Category Archives: botanical gardens

wild flowers.

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botaniska trädgård.


botan revisited on a gloriously sunny day in lund. which was unfortunately also the day that i had to depart from scandinavia across the seas back to england. lots of pics to get some inspiration flowing for new designs ( :

early progression..

some sneak previews of some of my first samples for my fmp. drawings and illustrator geometrics combined on photoshop..digitally printed onto silk twill and then worked into with inks and stitch. i like this unusual combination and i feel the prints would work great as placement prints on long t-shirt dresses ( :

fetching fushias.

started printing some of my drawings large scale on fireproof paper which has a fabricy feel, which will be great for working into with inks, threads, embroidery and beading ( : back to designing today after a week of back to the drawing board (love love loved it!)

ps ..thanks to everyone for your support on my blog, tis lovely to read encouraging comments! my posts are usually just words streamed straight from my mind so its nice to hear that folk appreciate it ( : happy monday!

final major project concept board.

sneaky peak into my fmp with 1/3 of my concept boards. lots of nature continued through from the last project as always. with lots of vibrant inkyness and geometric patterns inspired by polish wycinanki (paper cuts). to come very soon: embroidery.. happy friday ( :

fine lines.

a selection of a few of my new drawings ( : using a range of pens from .38 nibs and gel inks to .1 fine liners

birmingham botanical gardens.

some snaps from the botanical gardens taken as visual research and inspiration for my final major project. The gardens were surprisingly large and beautiful. I would very much to revisit in late spring/summer to see how different it looks with the outdoor flowers in bloom.. taken on a new shiny camera that i wish i could afford ) :

f l e u r.

some drawings with inks pens and watercolours… ( :

more embroidery..

small sections of embroidery from my sample pieces for my last project.. sorry about the fabric ripples! the silk bamboo was dyed/dip dyed with cochineal. this fabric was then kiss cut on a laser cutter then i worked into them with a bit of stitch ( :

embroidered.

a few examples of some practice embroideries from my last project. i really like the simple line stitches with fades into different colours and how they compare to actually filling with the thread. i had not done embroidery since i was a little girl so it was quite fun to get into it again and experiment with different stitches. the colours of threads are from my projects colour pallete. ( :