Ta Da!

These Times – How We Maintained Focus 2020

Hand in and they made it.Yay!

What an end to a three year degree, who would have imagined it?

This graduating cohort have risen to the occasion and worked their socks off

Here we see Asha wearing one of her designs with great style.

The show will be on line so please call back to see their amazing output.

WELL DONE 2020. You have made it a year to remember for all the right reasons

The Tyger

These Times – How We Maintained Focus 2020
Alice says……
I have always had a love for tigers
My dad always used to read me ‘The Tiger that came to tea’ when i was tiny. I fell in love with the story and illustrations, and thought maybe one day a tiger would visit me for tea!
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My project- ‘The Tyger’ features inspiration from the William Blake poem called ‘The Tyger’ as well as Kew Gardens & London Zoo.
 I enjoy reading the Poem ,’Tyger’ by Blake, in particular, due to the narrative it leads throughout and its constant rhyming couplets.
Inspired by my love for storytelling, animals and nature, I decided to develop this idea by creating a children’s wear collection based on Tigers, Giraffes, Hippos and Monkeys which may also be used for a visual merchandising display.
Creating characters is something new to me and I have been loving it! it is so exciting seeing these animals come to life in my prints and large scale paintings. I love working with texture/block colour and seeing the two compliment each other!
I think it is important with what is happening in the world right now, to stay positive & remember that animals belong in this world just as much as we do.
Follow my instagram: @alicetheprinter for more updates!
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I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar…

These Times and How We Maintained focus 

Jessica Westlake’s graduating project

From growing up in a small town in the south west, there wasn’t a large variety of job opportunities for young adults. I decided to work in bars and restaurants. The coast, not far away, was bustling  with more people than my small town, it was where I worked in a bar.

I enjoyed working as a waitress in a cocktail bar, as I gained  confidence from working in this environment.

Gaining confidence, I started working at a more sophisticated cocktail bar to build my experience and knowledge.

I Worked in the ‘Sunset Lounge’ cocktail bar.

I could visualise my knitwear displayed in this space, overlooking the coast, with the sunlight glistening beside my collection.

I want my designs and products to be fit for the  market which socialise in the cocktail bar scenes.

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I want to explore the vibrant colours, shapes and lines of the citrus fruits I used in the cocktails because they demonstrate a fun colour palette which will be utilised within my collages and knitting.

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