These Times and How We Maintained focus
‘Fighting the elements’.
My childhood years were exciting and adventurous, partly due to my parents’ beautiful garden, designed and created by them.
Some fond memories of the garden include; tea parties in the summer house and treehouse, my dad wheeling me and my brother Ben down the garden in the wheelbarrow, playing in the stream with friends and helping my mum grow (or eat) the tomatoes.
I have decided what better way to celebrate my childhood and love for plants than to base my final project on my garden and memories
I have chosen to take the garden landscape , illustrations of my family and pets and to integrate them with tropical plants drawn from a recent visit to the Eden project.
This collection of prints, of my own tropical garden paradise, is designed for a domestic interior setting.
Playing in the garden allowed my creativity and ideas to flow, which I have now carried on in my artwork with the desire to become a textile designer.
These Times and How we Maintained Focus
Each weekend we will follow the progress of two of our graduating students
Working under these conditions they deserve all the glittering prizes!
Let me introduce you to Jess Game – Knitter extraordinaire
Here, in Jess’s words, is the narrative to her work
For years I had the above image of me sat on my gorgeous plastic throne hung on my bedroom wall. At the time, I was extremely enthusiastic about gardening and took great pride in my veggie patch.
However, I saw (and still see) these two funny looking pumpkins as my biggest gardening achievement. Peas please, is a knitwear collection inspired by my childhood love of vegetables.
This collection is led by colour and pattern and is intended for children’s fashion.
It is full of character and quirky details to give something usually considered to be boring (especially to children) a more fun and exciting view.
It has been created on Dubieds and domestic knitting machines to create knits of varying weights and structures.
The collection features a range of fun jacquards and intarsias along with some heavily textural pieces.
Handknitted and crochet embellishments have also been applied to create individual and unique details and trims.
These Times – How we Maintained Focus
How enterprising of one of our creative thinkers.
Jessica Morgan-Helliwell has produced an outline pattern for you to download and fill in with the colours of your choice.
It may inspire you to get more creative during these unique, home-based times.
Where will you get your colour reference from?
I’d love to see all of your creations! So tag me on instagram/Facebook @Jmhtextiles and use the hashtag #colourwithjmh and ill repost your pictures on my social media!
I have tagged an image of how I have coloured it in as well to give you some inspiration🤩
and HOW WE MAINTAINED FOCUS.
In light of the world pandemic Bath School of Design are undertaking immediate steps to ensure that, although working remotely, our design students are engaged, focussed and supported in their studies.
From now, until this situation rights itself, and we are able to interact socially, we’ll be dedicating the blog to how our Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors students are coping and making the very best of what they have.
Of course, they’re some of the most creative people around, what else would you expect ?
This first blog post celebrates how, within 6 days, they travelled home, some across the world, and set up studio immediately, ready to throw themselves back into work and start creating immediately
We salute you. You tenacious, talented people.
3rd yr Sophie set up her loom and is ready to go
3rd yr Olivia ready to paint
3rd yr Caitlin’s studio with a view
3rd yr Jess ready to knit
3rd yr Jess ready to design
2nd yr Evie’s corner studio
2nd yr Ellen Iona’s cosy space
The final year show is on until Sunday evening.After which we move to Islington to show at New Designers in London.
Alumni Bethan Nightingale nee Silverwood rocks Liberty with these beautiful alphabet prints
Bath Spa alumni,the ever productive Hannah, is currently designing and making colourful contemporary prints for cushions, tea towels, iPad sleeves etc.and selling these online through her website and Etsy. Catch her too at craft fairs.
Styling with alumni Hannah Blurton.Hannah studied textiles with us,here in Bath, and upon graduation went into styling,display and lifestyle.
Just the look for the summer months Hannah.Beautiful.