It takes me approximately 10 hours to knit a hat from start to finish. This includes washing, (not including drying) tying in the ends and making a pom pom for the top. It’s got me thinking about hand manufacturing and the costs/time/impacts associated. I knit these hats with 3 needles, completely by hand, it’s notContinue reading “Hand Manufacturing, Value + Conscious Design”
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Another section from Pitti Uomo in June which I found really interesting was ‘Make’. The idea around this moves away from large production retailers and focused on makers who sell and make in smaller production runs. As this was in Florence a lot of the designers taking part in this section has focussed on ‘MadeContinue reading “Made….”
Pitti Uomo – June 2016
I was lucky enough to go to Florence in June and attend the Pitti Uomo menswear show. Four years ago I went to Pitti Filati the yarn trade show as a student and I had a brilliant time. Although the last time I visited it was in January, it was so nice to be backContinue reading “Pitti Uomo – June 2016”
Northern Edge Collection Photoshoot
I managed to do a photo shoot in the Reid Building at Glasgow School of Art before our final submission and fashion show. It was really good to see the collection all together and see how things worked together. My collection, consisted of six looks, all made from my handwoven fabrics and used a combinationContinue reading “Northern Edge Collection Photoshoot”
The Final Collection
This past year at Glasgow School of Art has gone so fast, it is hard to believe that this time last year I was just about to begin the course. As our Masters show was a couple of weeks ago now, and I am back home in Shetland I thought it would show the ‘before’Continue reading “The Final Collection”
Update Part two…..
As promised, here is the next update of what I’ve been up to lately: After I wove a couple of different heavy weight warps for my jacket ideas which I showed in my last blog, (Weaving and more weaving…) I thought that it would be good to do some lighter weight fabrics which could be usedContinue reading “Update Part two…..”
Weaving and more weaving…..
The last time I blogged I had started to create artworks for taking ideas into sampling….which was back in November. This year in Glasgow has gone so quickly and its somehow it’s May already! I have just handed in my work for the stage two assessment….which means the third and final stage of my mastersContinue reading “Weaving and more weaving…..”
Back to lines….
Been in Glasgow for a couple of months now and so far, so good! I’ve found myself being drawn back to my usual ways and have continued to create ideas revolving around this idea of line…I think it is something to do with my weaver mind and the grid system that weaving works in…..so anythingContinue reading “Back to lines….”
London, New Designers and the Worshipful Company of Weavers Associate Prize
A few week have passed since I was down in London, and everything seems to be very exciting at the moment. London was again, fantastic. The city has such an amazing atmosphere which I love, and I hope I will be back again soon. New Designers seems like a dream now that I am backContinue reading “London, New Designers and the Worshipful Company of Weavers Associate Prize”
Industrial North Final Collection
We had our Degree Show at the beginning of June, so we were finally able to reveal our collections to industry and the public! Here are some shots from the Degree Show showing my Industrial North Collection: Industrial North A collection of dobby and jacquard woven fabrics inspired by Shetlands northern identity as a smallContinue reading “Industrial North Final Collection”