Wednesday, 30 March 2011


I loveee using Texere Yarns.
They have a huge variety of different types of yarns such as silks, wools,
alpaca and acrylics.
Good value and quality too!!
I decided to use silks, linens and cotton yarns for my final
major project.
I like how the hard silks compliment the soft linens.

These are a few of the yarns i am using in this project.

Ive been busy trying to dye up my yarns.
Ive been knitting samples then dyeing them and also
putting the yarn into skeins and then dyeing those before
knitting them up.
They take soo long to dry!
It will be worth it in the end though.

These are some skeins of yarns i dyed up in a black acid dye bath.
They havent turned out black but i do love the
colour its turned out especially since
 purple is in my colour palette.

This is a knitted up sample which i dyed in the same
dye bath as the skeins.
I love how the different types of yarns have all dyed differently.
I found the silks dyed darker than the linens and cottons.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Final Major Project...

So, im in the middle of doing my final major project. Scary!!
Thought id post a few images to show how im getting on!

These are my two mood boards. They arent complete just
yet but shall be very soon!!

Ive chosen to design knit samples for fashion.
These can then be used for both male and female!
Ive chosen a military theme. Once again i have gone out
and taken photos. I went to the North East Aircraft Museum,
Sunderland to take my photos. (Very inspiring!!)
Rather than designg my patterns then knitting them up, ive chosen to knit
my designs and write my patterns down at the same time. (Gets quite confusing!!)

Ive chosen blacks, greys, blues and purples as my colour palette.
I think this could get quite interesting!

Minor Project...

These are a few photos of my minor project.
I went out and took photos of natural stones and rocks.
From my photos i picked out the natural forms, shapes and patterns.
I also looked into armour for construction uses.
I then tried to recreate these within my knits.
 I had designed my patterns before knitting them up.
My colour palette was different types of khaks and other greens.

     Concept board.

Above are 3 of my design boards.

This is how my final snood turned out :)
Thanks Sophie for modelling it!

Thursday, 17 March 2011


Clearly dont know how to use this. I will have to get learning!!