Bomber Jackets – perfect mid-season coat
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With Spring finally upon us thoughts are turning to assessing the spring and summer wardrobe.  We are still enduring some cold weather but occasionally the sun appears and is surprisingly warm.  So what to wear on those days!   The bomber jacket could be the answer and is continuing to … Read More

Thoughts Turn to Summer
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  It’s amazing how evocative a colour can be.  Designing this swimsuit in a geometric pattern in turquoise for my online shop has got me in the mood for summer.  Turquoise is one of my favourite colours and I wear it all year round but it does look best with a tan. … Read More

COMING SOON ……
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I will soon be opening an online fabric shop for you to buy some of my designs on a variety of fabrics by the metre. More details to follow soon.

What’s Next?
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So the 100 Day Challenge got rudely interrupted by real, actual work.   This in turn has made me refocus and consider the the direction I want my design work to go in. Amidst all this activity I managed to complete the first brief from Rachael Taylor’s Make It In … Read More

Summer School
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Hi Today I am very excited about the start of the Make It In Design Summer School tomorrow,  As I have completed the MIID Modules 1 – 3 and the Ultimate Portfolio Builder I have a pretty good idea of what is in store over the next few weeks. But I … Read More

New Designers 2016
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  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

Showtime!
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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

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

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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