Tuesday, November 30, 2010

completed embroidery project!!

so its only been about 10 weeks since this project was assigned, but its all done now! and im really happy with it. the basic outline was to create a collection of hand embroidered items that fit along with a design brief. we had 3 briefs to choose from, and the general gist of the one i chose was- preppy, chic, urban, along with like 50 other ideas (craziest design brief ever.) so i decided to go for a modern-preppy chic feel, inspired by upper-east side glam.
the first picture is a brooch, the second is actually a necklace (it wasn't totally finished in time for the photo shoot), the third is a crest, and the fourth is obviously a neck detail on a tank top.
i really liked this project way more than i thought i would have, i was a little turned off by hand embroidery, but i really like the new edgy feel that i gave my work. and hopefully when i have some more time to work on things i'd really like to expand this collection.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

print, print, print...

last monday i had an excellent printing workshop in my studio class. it was really nice, just to show up, and have a fun day of printing. we tried a new technique called Breakdown Printing. basically you put your dyes right onto the screen, let them dry, and then print and see what happens. its very experimental, you don't really know how its going to print until you try. it was really fun.

day in hamilton...

last weekend me and the man had a really nice day trip to hamilton. i wanted to go, and check out some cute shops and have a little sight seeing day. it was really nice. we went to James St North, and checked out the White Elephant shop, the Mulberry St coffee shop, and some really cute other places on the street, and then did some fabric shopping (if your ever looking for fabric in hamilton, go to Ottawa st, sooo many shops!) and then visited some friends. all in all a very nice day out.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


so the hand embroidery project is almost done, finally. this project has been such a long process, with lots of time allotted for hand stitching, and then i had an extension for personal reasons. but as of the end of this week it will be all handed in! i'll be taking more pictures tomorrow of the finished products, in the nice daylight.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

textile studio sale!

if you happen to be downtown toronto friday dec the 3rd, make sure to stop by the workroom and come check out the textile studio sale! the second years have put a lot of work into creating some beautiful textiles, and all of the fundraising goes towards the third year grad show.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

print, print, print...

it was a busy day in the studio today, so much work to do! i have 2 big projects going on in my main studio class, and like a hundred in all of my other classes! i was out of school for almost 2 weeks and now i have sooo much to get caught up on. these pictures are of one of my prints for my multiples project, i'll tell ya more later!

ps stay tuned for a give away, i just passed my 150th post, and im feelin the need to share a little sumthing sumthing of mine with ya!

cute camera gear...

so i came across some super cute camera stuff today, via i go by katie. aren't these lens mugs great?! and the usb drive is adorable. super cute stuff from photojojo. and i couldn't resist the last photo, i usually really don't like these posters, but this one caught my eye.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

just because...

isn't this cute!? i found it on a friends fb page today and just had to share.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

a little scarf love...

beautiful scarves by forget me not.

found via all the mountains.