Tuesday, 31 August 2010

some interesting artists...

jaq chartier
shirley kaneda
nobu fukui
eva berendes
gunter forg
duncan johnson
geoffrey todd smith
melinda hacket
yago hortal
jamal vrno

Thursday, 26 August 2010





technicolour floral

subverting the perfect...

finding perfect symmetry, pattern, order
and subverting

cutting up patterns
not finishing off
coming apart

Edward Mieczkowski

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swank dolla knitwear

kent rogowski - puzzles

Love = Love

Flowers and skies were taken out of over 40 store bought puzzles and combined to form a series of spectaular landscapes. Although puzzle pieces are unique and can only fit into one place within a puzzle they are interchangeable within a brand.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

katharina trudzinski



irina graewe

inspiring colours and layouts

aurelie mathigot

grain design

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Severija Incirauskaite - random pointelle and cross stitch

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Lauren Dicioccio



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felt, wire, vintage beaded handbags

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Of unfinished, white gaps, clusters, making do with materials, filling holes, patches, fixing up, different woods, paints, textures, decaying, forgotton.........
applied to something very geometrical, systemic, perfect, repeated, calculated.
mixing up sharp lines grids and patterns with fraying, filtering out...

Woven baskets

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Paint by numbers

Represented by patches of colour, like a half finished painting. Colour dissapearing. Crewel embroidery, patches of intarsia.

Karishma Shahani

studio fludd


Thursday, 5 August 2010

Thai Fruit Carving

Carved fruit

Vice and Vanity

I love these necklaces from label Vice and Vanity. I saw many interpretations of this idea at the Chelsea graduate show, as well as at the earlier RCA work in progress show. Perhaps the idea is getting a little dated now, but I'm sure it could be adapted into a fresh idea.

Dolce 2010

Wednesday, 4 August 2010


Walter Rodrigues

A technique that could be created on the knitting machine knitting in strips or knots of chiffon and then roughly cutting them so they fray out. Must be quite thick strips/knots to ensure a good clear circle of colour.

Herb Williams Crayon Sculptures

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New ideas

In Thailand I saw many amazing flower garlands which had been constructed in a very 3 dimensional way. I also saw sculptures created from thousands of mini flower buds which were very beautiful. They were very origami like and I am wondering how I can interpret these ideas into my work. The above images are made up of hundreds of chinese modular origami pieces. This could perhaps be created with layers of cotton fabric bonded together to create a stiff material that can be folded. The best way this could work would be to create folds in the knitted fabric by lifting stitches (could be in a pattern or random) and then attach the origami shapes into this fold, so they grow out of the tucks. I could also create circular growing origami shapes which have been sewn onto a knitted sample after. This could be done so by creating a simple entrelac sample and then attaching the origami pieces in different ways to these diagonal folds.