I know it has been a while but i have had a rather hectic few weeks/months! Between Finishing my FMP , photoshoots and getting ready for my degree show I have hardly had time to sleep let alone write a blog! So I apologise for that but I am here now!
I believe the last Uni Update I gave you, I was trying to decide what my next rug should be etc.. well I did that… and then another one I think? Then I have had two Photoshoots with them so I have some lovely pictures to share with you, I will add a selection but if you want to see more have a look on my website : http://kayleighmarieuk.wix.com/homeandtextiles
Small Floral Rug
There they all are!! What do you think? I had a really great time making them, it has made me kinda sad that I probably won’t get a chance to make any more for a few years. I have to try and save up money to buy my own equipment.
As well as the Rug Collection I had a large collection of designs that could be used for fabrics or wallpapers etc..
Setting everything up was fun, I had plenty of help from my friends and a first year helper!
Adriana helping me set up!
Planning out the space!
Rugs Ready to go!
It was a busy time for me, trying to set up and finish last minute things for my hand-in but it was worth it I suppose,
A very tired looking me after a very busy week!
My space + All my work/files/drrawings & Boards
I should be getting my grade for this project later on today! Exciting stuff. During the show we actually have much less on display so for the actual show it looked like this:
The show was really exciting! Opening night started quite slowly but when it picked up it was amazing! I got so many compliments as well as people interested in my work so all in all a great time! The show continued for the rest of the week and we had more visitors before we finally took down last friday. It has been a crazy crazy year and a hectic last few months so I am both sad yet glad it is over! Time for a well deserved break I think!!
As always its just another quick post to show you what I am up to… Super super busy at the moment but here are a few quick photos to show you the rugs I have been working on!!
My lovely rabbit rug…. i am really pleased with this rug, the quality of it is really great and the colours are just fab!!
This is another rug I am working on which is just florals… I still need to work out my next design… Perhaps something with my badger friend Walter here?? What do you think… lets put it to a vote (cast your vote in the comments below)
What animal should feature in my next design:
thought I would get up a photo of the fox rug now its been filled in… Its now latexed, backed and sheared… all I need to do it tuck under the edges and it will be done!!
I have been working on some more designs and illustrations for my project and will hopefully be starting a new rug on monday or tuesday!
Last year I released a range of valentines cards on Etsy… they were a little last minute as I only thought up the designs about a week before valentines… so many people had already bought theirs! But this year they are back and in plenty of time! Im afraid these are only available to people in the UK and Ireland…
Just a quick post to link you to an online Press Kit I have put together for my last collection Alpine Adventures! I had to do this for a university assignment but thought a few of you might want to have a look!
there you go!! enjoy!!
I am happy to show you all my final collection as part of the 8 week project.. Alpine Adventure. I worked on this project for 3 weeks. I wrote a small statment for this one, I felt that it was important to explain that I was not trying to create this collection to have any hidden meanings or large conceptual ideas behind it, I created it for its purely for its aesthetics. It is quirky and a bit of fun, so here you go:
“Light Hearted but thoroughly loved original textile designs.
my interest is to create quirky and innocent alternatives to textile design. Creating light hearted and fun designs for textile home wares.
I am inspired by everyday items and quirky themes, considering but never restricted by trends; I create what I enjoy and enjoy what I create. ”
I have only featured a few of the designs here in the visualisations, the rest can be seen below
I created each character to have their own personality I even know their favourite foods and their zodiac sign! The character you can see are Jack the bear, Lola the deer, Nigel the fox and June the bird!
This collection I have really enjoyed making, I designed loads of different characters from the ones you see here which is a shame I didn’t get to use them all! I think I started to see my signature style returning in these designs, I felt as though I had lost it in the past year or so, it was nice to see it returning!
I would love to know what you all think of these designs as I am at a point where I need to decide what to carry forward into my final major project. Do you think these designs are buy-able in today’s market? Are they too childish? or are they just your cup of tea? I would really appreciate any feedback given!
Thanks Kayleigh x
All images belong to © Kayleigh Marie Gregory 2013
My second collection for the 8 week project is Rugged Knit. I was combining elements of knitting into drawing which I then translated into Rugs! This project I did for one and a half weeks so it was really fast paced and quite exciting at the time!
I did a lot of drawings from pieces of knit wear and knitted samples, used CAD to emphasize shapes before coming up with final designs to move into rugs.
I created one rug using two-tone… and a second using a carving tool to look like the cable knit on jumpers
I really quite like these images and could see them working quite well commercially… as for these samples, the blue one I think I will keep and the cream one is going to my mum and dad, I think it will look quite nice in front of the fire this christmas!!
Here is a sample brochure of a few other designs and in various colours