Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Dazed & Confused!

The very nice people at Dazed & Confused have this month included a feature on me in their November issue, which includes a little interview I did not so long ago. You can have a look at it here or pop to the shops to grab yourself a copy!

Again not so many updates on here as I'm a busy bee at the moment working at Burberry assisting on the men's knitwear team! I'm a little slow on emails at the moment but still feel free to get in touch, it just might take a little longer to get a response. Promise more blog updates on my daily goings on soon!

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Vogue.com


I was rather excited to discover a feature on RCA graduates on Vogue.com! Can you spot my creations?

My Royal College of Art Menswear MA Collection!


You may have been wondering where I've been recently - well, I've been knitting away just in time for the Royal College of Art MA Fashion Shows, where I showed my collection of 8 entirely knitted outfits on the 1st and 2nd of June. Here's some pictures of it in action incase you couldn't make it, courtesy of Catwalking.com:
















Saturday, 15 January 2011

RCA Work in Progress in Vogue Italia!

Vogue Italia have done a feature on this years Royal College of Art Work in Progress exhibition and have featured the work of a few of us Second year Students, including mine! Click here to have a look, and if you're in South Kensington you should head over and check out the work of all the Fashion, Textiles, Photography, Mixed Media, Goldsmithing and Jewellery students - The exhibition is open daily until the 19th of January!

Monday, 14 June 2010

Umbro 2015!



Last week was the Royal College of Art's Fashion Show, where the 2nd year students showed their Graduate MA collections. It was a fantastic few days, and over the past couple of months I had been working as part of the Umbro team on our project for 'Umbro 2015', where we designed and produced a capsule collection for them based around our future predicitions for the brand, and was the opener of the show. Lots of hand knitting has certainly kept me busy! More pictures can be found here. Below is a mini version of what my initial ideas were for the team back in March:



He is the ultimate football 'fan', wearing a jumper made entirely of his favourite teams scarves as in 2015 we may still be in the recession, and so what better way to keep up with your favourite team's colours than to have your gran whip up a knitted football kit for you?!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Victor in a Jumper, he's not strange, he just wants to live his life this way



Here is my dad Victor wearing one of my latest knit pieces from the technical knitting project I did last term, styled by himself in a pair of comedy glasses we had when I went back home! It forms part of my 'Tailoring' project lineup, of which I still have to knit another outfit for. Today has so far been a day of paperwork, technical drawings and pattern cutting so the garments can be my main focus for the rest of the week. Knitting at home always looks a bit chaotic I think you will agree!

Under the Iron Bridge

The Smiths performing a really good version of Still Ill on a programme called The Tube in 1984.

There's no place like home..



With it being the Easter Break at the RCA, i took a few days off to go back up North and recharge my batteries. First I went to visit my Aunti Mitzi, who is almost a fully qualified nail technician for her to manicure my nails.. every knitters needs to look after their most important tools after all!



I also dabbled in crocheting some 'granny squares'..



My brother Thomas turned 25 on Easter Sunday too (Happy Birthday Tomlette!)



And whilst I was visiting my mum, I noticed she had this really old picture of the two of us when we were about 4 or 5 and I was a bridesmaid and he was a pageboy, which I thought you might quite like to see.



All in all I had a really nice stay. Now its time to get cracking with the knitting again!

Spring!



With the recent lovely weather we have been having, I thought it was time to get some plants for the balcony I have in my flat. You can't beat a bit of colourfulness, especially when it comes to springtime flowers! Here are a few close-ups:



Lovely Petunias, daffodils and hyacinths. Who needs plantpots when you can use extra large mugs?!

Superknit!



In addition to working at the RCafe in the RCA, I have had a little job at Superdrug on High Street Kensington for the past couple of months. My new name badge came the other day, so not only am I a knitter but I have now become a Beauty Specialist..! Can you beautify knitting do you think? Below is a sneaky pic of the wall in the staffroom!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

The Wall of Pointless knit

Fellow RCA knitter Cheri and I have been distracting ourselves from
work by starting to fill the wall which our desk faces in the Menswear
Studio with a rather strange assortment of visual delights and knit-
related treats. A recent addition taking pride of place is a v-neck
jumper I handknitted for Jeremy Barr, our old college lecturer from
Ravensbourne, with matching trousers Cheri made from Morat fabric. So
If you're reading this Jeremy we hope you don't mind, you were just
looking a bit chilly!

Friday, 19 February 2010

Knit twit!

Here is quite a familiar view of mine at the moment. I thought I'd try
some new stitch ideas out for the garment making project we've got at
the moment, where we are required to make nicely a cut and sew garment
and a fully fashioned one to brush up our technical skills. There's
than one week to go until the deadline and there's still another to
knit, link and trim so I had better crack on whilst the night it young!

Monday, 25 January 2010

Tinker-Taylor



I am settling back in at The RCA quite well, so I thought i'd share with you some sketchbook pages from my tailoring project which was set last week. My concept is still in the early development stages, including choosing my colour palette, yarns and designing silhouettes. I'm making it a challenge which is quite exciting, as I want to have a bit of fun pushing mens tailoring in the realm of knitwear - a bit of a leap from oversized cardigans and sweaters. Let the knitting commence!




--Pssst - click me!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

I will be on duty at the exhibition this Saturday!

Just to let you know, it is my turn to be on duty at The RCA's "Work
in Progress" exhibition this Saturday, and here is a sneaky peek at my
display. I will be there from 12-1pm so come down and say hello as
there's lots of exciting work happening, and I will be more than happy
to show you around!

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

RCA Work In Progress Exhibition!

Rushing around doing finishing touches as it is the Private View for
the RCA "Work in Progress" exhibition later tonight. All of us level 1
and level 2 students are displaying a little taster of our work for
your viewing pleasure, as it is, in progress! The exhibition will be
on daily until the 22nd of January so put on your woolies and do come
down and have a look around!

Monday, 11 January 2010

A..


..very grumpy bear.

Drawing Away Cobwebs..



Snow keeping me indoors has made me feel like getting lost in a sketchbook and do a fair few illustrations over the past couple of days. Slowly but surely I am trying to get back into the swing of things after a sad, wobbly end to 2009.

S'no(w) Joke!



Talk about Chilly! Up North it's DEFINITELY balaclava season at the moment, we have had inches and inches of snow and nearing -22 temperatures which mean the snow doesn't seem to want to melt away! Unpredictable weather has meant undrivable roads and unpredictable trains, and delaying my return to London.



All of this snow hasn't gone to waste however, as Victor, my brother Tom and I set about making ourselves a rather fine Igloo one night last week, which I am proud to say is still outside and 'functioning'!