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!
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!
Since finishing my degree last year, I have moved home to the seaside, to Falmouth in Cornwall.
I am in the process of buying a loom and setting up a little studio.
I work in a beautiful interior shop so I can continue to follow my passion for Interior Design and styling.
Recently I presented my work to John Lewis, it has fuelled my passion to get my work out to a wider audience.
I’ve launched my website as a portfolio to showcase my woven surfaces as a useful tool when approaching future ventures.
I have tried to keep the style extremely simple in order to showcase my work to its full potential. My images tend to be detailed close ups showing of the surface texture with some images showing my styling – excellent quality images are a definite must! I hope you enjoy having a little look!
We look forward to seeing your work on sale Amelia and more work being produced when your loom is up and running!
Please make your site and selling site.We’re so keen to buy!
Last year’s graduate Alice Baldwin has put her tremendous styling and display skills to great effect by opening her own shop in her hometown of Wellington in Somerset.
I opened the shop this week in Wellington, Somerset as this is my home.
It made sense to start here.
As you can probably remember from my time at university, interior design and styling was the direction I was heading and the idea for the shop has been taken from that.
The name is Kin Lifestyle, Kin meaning family. I chose this name, as there’s a connection to ‘family’ in the products I have for sale. I have sourced products that are a mixture of old and new, handcrafted and made with raw materials. This means each product is unique and imperfect and in some pieces, for example an Indian wooden rice bucket, that was used to measure the amount of rice needed to feed a family at the markets. You can see the maker’s carvings and marks, which gives a sense of authenticity and story behind the product.
The shop has been set up and styled with the products for sale as you would imagine them in your home, I wanted the shop to give off a very laid back and wholesome atmosphere to compliment the stock…..
Kin Lifestyle can be found at 7a North Street, Wellington Somerset.
We wish you the very best of luck in your new venture Alice.
It all looks truly wonderful.
Watch out for us all descending for stylish treats and presents!