This is my most recent clothing up-cycle project and it is a craft that I really enjoy, The feeling from creating a new item from something old and adding your own twist is really satisfying. The bottom of the dress was made from spare black denim that I had floating around the house and the top was taken from a vintage Monsoon dress that I found in the fabulous vintage shop Baklash in Nottingham. The original dress was long with long sleeves with the odd moth hole so I felt like I breathed new life into this dress.
I have wanted to make a casual summer bag that I could throw my bits and bobs in for a while, I managed to find this lovely animal print material from a local charity shop, Quite pleased with the finished result!
I do a multitude of different crafts and I thought it was time to revisit my true love.. Art! especially life drawing. I love the quickness in which you have to work due to having a model and the tones cast from natural light, Everyone’s interpretation is unique.
These were produced a while back but having looked on these pictures with fresh eyes I am excited at the thought of producing some new work so watch this space.
After making my own House Number I was asked to make my first commission piece this was a little daunting initially, I really felt the pressure of wanting to do my best and please the customer. So I set about buying the glass with a brief of a simplistic design of natural glass Roman Numerals on slate.
The chosen glass that I purchased online was alot darker in colour than I had hoped for so I literally had to select the lighter areas of the glass.
I find working on mesh a good way to work and it allows for mistakes rather than working directly onto the slate.
A Happy customer! Goes quite well with the style of house I think?
When I made this house number I decided to apply the design to the plastic mesh so that I could then decide where to position the design on to the slate. It was my first time making a number and I quite like the overall look.With a simplistic leaf design.
Well yet another craft! and I must say it is quite addictive! I have learned some amazing skills from the talented Mosaic Artist Sophie Robbins based at Textile Workshop Nottingham. I have used my earlier felting project for influence and I think that for future projects I will experiment with previous work and change the mediums/techniques to fit a new craft.
This is my first attempt at felting and I really enjoyed the process! A part from stabbing myself with the needle, and breaking several. I used Merino Wool along side pieces of ribbon and strips of felt.These different elements helped … Continue reading →