Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Little Steps

Fencespotting - Version 1

It's no secret that I'm totally madly passionate about fabric design. I lose hours and hours sitting in front of the computer... drawing, designing, colouring, tweaking. Sometimes the sun goes down and I don't even realise until I'm sitting in darkness, with a rumbly stomach,  reminding me that I should probably cook some dinner.

Little by little, I'm edging closer towards my dream. Not sure if I can say it out loud because it sounds so preposterous. But, I've learned so much this year through the design courses that I've taken, and through trial and error. I've even managed to teach myself how to use Illustrator.

Fencespotting - Version 2

Anyway, I'm very excited about an upcoming Gleaners Inc Exhibition, where I'm going to put my fabric design skills to the test.

The exhibition titled A Piece Of Cloth is running as part of the Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival from March 18-24 2013.

From the LMFF website

Gleaners Inc. has invited 30 local designers and craftspeople to be a part of an exhibition entitled "A Piece of Cloth" at their retail space/gallery in Brunswick. 

The show will coincide with LMFF throughout March 2013.

A square or scrap of cloth will be distributed to each person participating and as part of the brief, designers must respond to this fabric, ie; the pattern, the texture or the colour palette, by creating a finished piece incorporating or referencing their scrap.

Finished work in the exhibition will incorporate fashion and clothing, textiles, jewellery and accessories, work on paper or sculptural pieces. Completed projects in the exhibition will be unique interpretations of the objective, each linked by a common thread…or in this case, threads.

I wish I could show you what I'm working on, but I'm keeping it as a surprise just for now!


Melissa G said...

I am excited for you. I can hardly wait to see what you and the others do.

Unknown said...

Sounds great and really exciting, i wanted to try out illustrator to do some digital scrapbooking well mainly background designs for cards among other things but it all looks pretty complicated so you have done well congrats

Missymaomao said...

Love the fencespotting fabric. Oh the colour! Please print that!

Good luck with the exhibition, not that you will need it as you have truckloads of talent.

Selina said...

Dreaming big is the only way to dream. I know all your dreams will come true, you are SuperPops after all.


Jody Pearl said...

Whatever it is it will be fantastic - look forward to seeing the result of yours & everyone elses interpretation for the exhibition....a very good reason to have another holiday in Melbourne me thinks. x

Anna said...

It sounds like a terrific project to highlight each participant's creativity. Looking forward to seeing your piece.

Beky said...

Sounds exciting. Looking forward to any photos you put up.