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🤩
Up Late at the Holburne Museum, Bath.
Our students thoroughly enjoyed sharing their love and passion for textiles with the wider public.
The 2nd yr’s had responded to the museum collections and their responses and interpretations were on display for all to see and admire.
The feedback was tremendously postive from students and visitors and from the museum staff too.
Here’s to next year.
The final year show is on until Sunday evening.After which we move to Islington to show at New Designers in London.
The 1st years have nearly completed their colour exploration.
We’re moving on now to collage and self analysis.
Still to explore preferred *colour palettes,*complimentary,*expanding a palette.
Really lovely work is being produced.