Monday, 23 July 2012

Apricot Dress Design Competition

After several months of waiting for my winning dress design to go into production, here it is!!
I was sent the first one last week and I'm so pleased with the final outcome, can't wait for a night out to wear it. :)
It is available online now at Apricot here
And will be available in Apricot outlets nationwide.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

New Designers 2012

The last week of June I spent in London exhibiting with 11 other graduates from my course. The University of Bolton stand was successful and we all enjoyed it. It was such a good experience for meeting new people,  both students and professionals. It was also great reference for future trade shows I may embark upon on my own. Simple things such as transport, packaging and being on your feet all day will all get easier with experience!

Left Half of our stand area

Me with my work

This was a truly exciting week and I look forward to attending again as a visitor in future as I did last year. It will also be interesting to see how connections made here will develop.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Sorry it's been a while I have been so busy working on my final degree show! But I can now proudly show you the results :)

As you can see I have developed two seperate collections that come together in their final representation of Finding Magic in Nature. I drew inspiration from literature and myths and created my own magical creatures. These were then created through bead and stitch on the vintage inspired ball gown and they were adapted to create coordinating contemporary digital designs.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Current digital designs

Here is a glimpse of my current designs, I am working on digital artwork to work as supporting work to an embroidered ball gown. These two elements together will be the basis of my final show. I think the colour and pattern in this piece works really well as a contemporary design and could be printed onto various pieces.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

British Craft Trade Fair

This is the University of Bolton's stand at the British Craft Trade Fair this weekend. the majority of students I exhibited with are a group of very talented second years and I felt our work created an impressive body of work. My own pieces on display were four beaded clutch bags that can be seen in the third photograph. I hope everyone had a good show!

Friday, 13 April 2012

British Craft Trade Fair the weekend!

I will be exhibiting at British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate Sunday 15th April - Tuesday 17th April alongside different year groups from the University of Bolton.
Here are a few sneak peeks at the products I am presenting, they will be available to order.

I hope everyone enjoys the show!

Monday, 19 March 2012


I am currently exploring future career options and the possibilities are truly endless! I am trying to narrow down my options through preference but the more research I do the more I find these different paths appealing. Fashion, home ware, surface design, free lance, graphics, embroidery, commission, trade shows, galleries .... phew they are just some of my starting points! I feel so inspired by these options, such a wealth of artistic routes to pursue! The future is promising, E xx

Friday, 16 March 2012

British Craft Trade Fair

I'm very excited to be showing as part of a group stand at the British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate this year!
The show is open 15th -17th April and hopefully will allow me to meet a whole new group of people, both customers and fellow designers. It is also a great goal for me to make sure I have all products and promotions ready for the event. My first trade fair, hopefully the first of many :)

More details about the show can be found on the website

E xx

Monday, 13 February 2012

Bolton One Installation Completed :)

My first public installation artwork is completed! It was installed on Friday and I am so happy with how it looks in situ! It took a lot of hard work an time but was definitely worth it in the end.
The photos show it from a few view points and you can see the artwork at the Bolton One building, a collaboration between Bolton University, the NHS and Bolton Council.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Bolton One Final Installation

The Bolton One project I began last year is in its final stages. My design seen below will be installed onto glass balustrades on Wednesday. The building is to be opened  on 14th February!
I'm so excited to see this public installation as it will be my first professional commission.
Let me know if you ever see it!

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Apricot Clothing competition with Now magazine

I am so excited to have won myself a placement with Apricot Clothing. The dress I designed will be on sale through their outlets and I will go to their London base for a months experience working in fashion :)  Here is the winning design :)

 Thank you to all of you that voted for me, I have also been asked to keep a blog for Now magazine online while I'm there so I can keep you updated about what's going on xx