Saturday, 21 May 2016

Cool Summer



Pleased to announce that I'll be exhibiting at New Designers '16 Part 1 this year from 29th June - 2 July with my AUB peers on stand T37. Come and see us and say hello! http://www.newdesigners.com/
Here's a full list of places my work will be exhibiting this summer:
Arts University Bournemouth Degree Show - 16th - 24th June 
[Private View 6pm - 9pm on 16th June]
New Designers 2016 - 29th June - 2nd July
Busniess Design Centre, London, N1
Festival of Quilts 11th - 14th August
NEC, Birmingham

All of which will be keeping me very busy indeed; so I'd best go and get on with it!!!

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Talent Alert: Sarah Wilson

I don't often post about other people's work, but one of my AUB peers has a mid-century inspired textile exhibition currently on display at the university library that I think is just fabulous (and I'm only a little bit biased because she is also a Sarah)!
Sarah Wilson's work; not mine!
I love her choice of colours and authentic retro style and I can say from seeing her work first hand that she is a true talent! You can see more photos and blog posts from Sarah detailing her inspiration here.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Final Major Project

It's been a crazy three years in university as a mature student; time seemed to have it's own ideas of how fast or slow it wanted to go every day and it didn't always feel inclined to keep the rest of us informed of those changes. Hence the temporary neglect of this blog... however as it's all over now aside from end of year exhibition commitments, I felt it was time to update with pictures of my Final Major Project. Here we go:
Masks and hoods; all handmade and embroidered
Oversized Promachoteuthis Sulcus squid brooch
Blobfish handmade quilted collar
Lamprey accessory with flashing LED circuit
CAD embroidery
 And some fashion visualisations of how my work might be worn:






The theme of my FMP was deep sea creatures and the outcomes designed with high fashion stage wear for musicians in mind [think of the type of wearable art that Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's wears on stage]. I dyed my own fabrics or designed digital prints which were then cut up and manipulated, I used quilting, beading, embroidery and appliqué techniques and made everything myself... that's even me 'modelling' in the above photos! So it was a lot of work but I feel that it payed off in the end to create something very unique, fun and indelibly ME!
You can see further photos of my recent work, detailed information and MORE at my new website: sarahappleton.co.uk