Within this part of my website you will be able to see what I have done through the qualifications I have achieved to get to where I am today. my portfolio works in chronological order from the most recent things.
Throughout the pages the images cover work from my degree in Textile Design BA(Hons) and my A-Level subjects which were Textile art and 3D art.
Uni - 2nd Year
The second year at Uni developed computerised ways of creating fabrics in all three disciplines and saw me specialise into my favourite area; Knit.
The first year at Uni saw development in three disciplines; Knit, Print and Weave.
Uni - 1st Year
Textile art covered inspiration from, African Tribes, Cats, Food and Ballet.
3D art covered inspiration from Architecture, Butterflies, Ancient Egypt and Mythological Creatures.
I am a graduate in Textile Design BA(Hons) from the University of Derby, my specialism is knit.
I am skilled in machine knitting on both Domestic and Industrial machines as well as hand knitting.
I have got experience in weave, print and some pattern cutting. I also have experience using CAD, in particular Photoshop and Shima Seiki software.
Machines I have previous experience with;
Domestic knitting machines, standard, fine and chunky gauges
Double bed machines (Dubied) 2.5, 5, 7, 10 and 12 gauges
Shima Seiki, 5 and 10 gauge
Industrial Steam press and iron
Domestic sewing machine
Domestic and industrial overlockers
Hand loom 12 shafts and jacquard loom
Uni - 3rd Year
The third year at uni shows development of understanding structures, design technique and development as a designer. A very personal year showing what I can achieve.