29 09 2011

business cards & postcards

Two craft fairs coming soon, I’ve had new business cards and postcards made.
My new business cards, the mimicking of a credit card or an id card is the same as before but most importantly, have my website&blog with my own domain and my business email address! I’m trying to look professional here.

And this is the new postcard.
Front side, the Passive Girl’s dress hung on the wall

Back side, the girl template background with cross-stitched lines, embroidered postage stamp image, and logo.

Of course, these are going to be free for you to take so hope to see you at Renegade Craft Fair and Handmade in Britain Chelsea show!

25 09 2011

design book

Here is the preview of images from the design book in which I have a double page spread.
The book is going to be launched at the private view evening of Handmade in Britain Chelsea Show 2011, 27-30 October. I will have a stall there as well as at Renegade Craft Fair at The Truman Brewery, 8-9 October.

So, this is the book cover.

This is one of my pages, photo taken by me.

And this is the other page written about me. Photos by Matthew Booth

And these two images were taken by Matthew Booth for the book.

Book credits: Handmade in Britain & Vivays Publishing

15 09 2011

cuff making workshop

I and Circus are planning an embroidery workshop combined with yummy food from Brixton Village’s independent restaurants/cafes. The first (I’m just saying because I hope there will be more) workshop will be a cuff making workshop! As it is almost autumn, or winter even, it’s going to be felt cuffs. I have made a few samples, one with a cross stitched logo and blanket stitching, and another with random patterns at one edge. I would make them more elaborate but it’s for a workshop which is probably going to be about 3 hours so these are what I could do in 2 hours each!

05 09 2011

Fashioning the Future Awards finals

My entry to Sleep Tight: doll quilts and beds contest was unsuccessful… However, I’ve submitted my work for the finals of Fashioning the Future Awards. This is how I packed all the garments with my handmade hangers, the research folder, the portfolio pages, and the fabric sample book into the canvas box bag I’ve made.  The results will come out in November so I’ll just simply forget about this until then.

I’ve made an extra garment so here are some images with the details.
This one is called the Crochet Diagram dress.
starting the crochet from the fabric edge

embroidering the diagram of the adjacent crochet stitch to the fabric section

Each of the crochet border is crocheted in different crochet stitches:
double, half treble, treble, and double treble

Crochet Diagram Dress front

Crochet Diagram Dress back

And here are the rest of the garments which I’ve made before.
Tailor Dress front

Tailor Dress back

Smocking Process Top front

Smocking Process Top back

Smocking Diagram Skirt front

Smocking Diagram Skirt back

Time Capsule Dress front

Time Capsule Dress back