Thursday, 21 June 2012

My last FMP piece was originally worked in white embroidery threads before I decided and was inspired to dye it in tea bags to give it a vintage feel. This last piece was a real challenge for me  because I was running out of inspiration and energy. I was really worried with this last piece that I was not going to be able to add enough texture, variations of stitch and techniques into the embroidery. However, I am glad I persevered at it and got it done and am really happy with what I have accomplished.

5th FMP piece was to design and make a cuff. I really wanted to concentrate on refinement, and in making a pair of cuff's it added variation into my collection. The cuff is embroidered on gold tulle with wire wrapping a jewellery making technique that I have applied into the design to give it some edge.
These are my 3rd and 4th FMP pieces inspired by Haute Couture Embroidery. I wanted to challenge myself with embroidering onto really delicate fabric so I decided to embroider and embellish these designs onto gold tulle. The intention of embroidering onto gold tulle was to draw attention to intricate details of stitch and the use of stitch and embellishment.

The dress and cape are two of the first pieces in my Final Major Project collection in which I designed and made. Dress and cape are inspired by 1920's Art Deco era, 17th and 19th century jewellery as well as Haute Couture Embroidery. The cape is of silk organza dyed in tea with feather and bead fringe. The dress is of hand embroidery with silk organza ruffle fringe overlayering each tier of feather trim and bead fringe. The photoshoot was taken by photographer Deimante Meilune in an abandon industrial estate which was perfect because the theme and mood I wanted to create is about ''In Its Imperfect Setting.''

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

3rd FMP sample

This is my third sample inspired by16th-17th century woven textile and haute couture embroidery. The whole sample is hand embroidered onto gold tulle to create a delicate vintage feel. This sample took me some time to make and develop but I feel that all my hard work paid off, and I am pleased with the progress I have made.

Monday, 23 April 2012

3rd FMP

My 3rd piece of work in which I have interpreted into a somewhat contemporary design combining 17th century jewellery with that of Asian bridal jewellery. The theme was to take ideas from the intricate shape the jewellery pices gave and in experimenting with the idea of truning it into embroidery and beading embellishing to create a raised 3-D effect for a jewllery/neck piece.

This is half of the design worked in embroidery and beading embellishment worked on gold tulle/netting. Another challenge I set for myself was to do embroidery work on netting and I am really surprised at how well it has worked.

2nd FMP Piece

The cape was another piece in which I made. Here the cape is only just pinned together because I was experimenting with layers and in seeing how many of the ruched/gathered layers of silk organza I needed to make the cape look a bit dramatic. I was also experimenting with the idea of adding the feather trim at the ends, at first when I pinned it together I really didn't like it but after a while I decided to keep it because it gave a softer look to the cape opposed to the layers of the silk organza. With the feather trim are to be strands of beads in a mixture of gold to help pick out the tea dye vintage look of the feathers and silk organza.