New Designers 2016

  Already the experience of New Designers, the ultimate graduate show, seems a long time ago. But it was only a couple of weeks ago that the seven students from Somerset College set off for London with our final collections flying up the M5 in the back of an Ark van! We all arrived around lunchtime … Read More


Last night was the Preview Evening for our end of year show.  After days of being covered in sawdust, wearing paint splattered jeans and constantly finding white streaks in my hair it was very pleasant to don a cute dress and some lovely heels for an evening of showing our … Read More

June is here, at last!

Well, my three years at college are nearly over. The last module has been submitted, production of copious cushions, lampshades and other display paraphernalia is well underway and I have my sights on New Designers in London.   This amazing degree show features graduating students from all over the country. … Read More

New eBook for Pattern Designers

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Recently, I was lucky enough to be selected by Michelle Fifis of Pattern Observer to preview her new book on Designing Textiles for the Fashion Industry.  It was great to be involved in pre-launch chats about the layout and design of the cover as well as getting an advanced copy of … Read More

The last push towards finishing my degree.

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Things have been a bit hectic in the studio lately but I felt the need for a quick update.  I feel I always start my posts with an excuse for my absence, oh dear! I handed in my thesis before Easter which enabled me to have a bit of a break without … Read More

Final Year – Work in Progress

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We are approaching the last few weeks of our current module and I’m at the stage where I need to stop designing and start making decisions about which patterns will work together as a collection. I’ve added some of them to my Work in Progress portfolio in the hope that … Read More

Work in Progress

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My third year at Uni is racing along at an alarming pace.  We are now in to our first nine week module with just one more to go. Here is just a taster of what I am currently working on. Sticking to my Rainforest/Jungle flora theme I have adopted an … Read More

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