Saturday, 18 September 2010

Textile Institute Student Design Competition Entry

The brief was to design a furoshiki that would appeal to delegates at the 100th anniversary conference.

(Originating from Japanese culture where it promotes caring for the environment and reducing waste; Furoshiki is the eco-friendly wrapping cloth. Using techniques similar to origami, it can be used for gift wrapping, grocery shopping or simply as decor. Choose from a wide variety of sizes and designs to complement your lifestyle. Why furoshiki? It is reusable and multipurpose. Each year billions of plastic bags end up as litter; reusable bags, such as furoshiki can help reduce the impact to our environment. Its versatility allows you to wrap almost anything regardless of its shape or size.)

I mulled this over in my head for ages, and then when it came to it just wanted to design something I'd like myself!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Brudenell, baby.

Having the best nephew in the world means I have the opportunity to make sure he's well dressed.
Here he is modelling a funky green version of the classic Brudenell Social Club shirt I made him just using computer transfer paper.