Monthly Archives: July 2018

Vision for the Future – MA Fashion & Textiles Show

 

It’s been show time! This month is the end of the academic year for the MA Fashion and Textiles students at BCU (Birmingham City University) – a stressful but exciting time!  I have enjoyed seeing my fellow students work come to fruition, (…I have all this to come next year as I’m studying on the part time route). This has given me a great behind the scenes insight into the work that goes into preparing for and organising Vision for the Future, the MA Fashion & Textiles Shows.

The Textiles Show was  @parksidegallery on Cardigan Street, Birmingham from 11th – 13th July, with the preview night and Fashion Show held on the 12th at 6pm.

Amy Sweeney, (Fashion Promotion), did a fantastic job planning the fashion show, directing the designers’ models, and curated a fabulous evening. Congratulations on your award too Amy!  To assist Amy’s direction, I helped out backstage, overseeing the smooth running order of designers and models. A special thanks must be given to the course tutors, Rebecca Russell-Turner, Heather Orr & the technicians, for all their patience and assistance.  Everyone worked so hard to make it a great success; the designers, the artwork & marketing team [Amber Leigh Prescott, Sophie Jacks, Ilaris Di Gasparro & Gaia Pomelli], the makeup artist [Miriam Besrat Nedash] and all the models. It was a long day & such a hot July evening, but a very rewarding experience!

Congratulations to ALL the designers and modelsthe exhibition and garments looked wonderful. Good luck everyone with your results and your future plans!

 

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Resist Felting – Sampling Day

I really enjoy teaching and recently had an enjoyable day sharing with workshop attendees how to work with different Resist Felting processes.

The day was an opportunity to learn how to achieve a range of textured surface effects by applying resist processes with wet felting. During the day we examined the Nuno, Cracked Mud and Trapunto techniques, how they are created and the ways they can be applied in our creative work.  After looking at samples, the group made samples, applying the processes discussed and demonstrated.

Many of the samples were started by hand, then put into the Gentle Roller machine to continue to roll the samples whilst we continued to layout the other samplers. It certainly helped take the strain, especially on such an unusually hot July day in the UK!

The Cracked Mud samplers.

The Felt Trapunto Resist Samplers

If you are interested in attending a Resist Workshop or any of the other workshops I offer, please get in touch via info@silversoles.co.uk and further details can be found on the website.

 

 

 

 

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