Designing and Making

23 Jan

Although I work full time for an international fashion retailer I don’t really find my job to be that creative and love to spend time in my studio designing, sewing, sticking, painting and drawing. I also attend an evening dressmaking and tailoring course where I am currently attempting to make a very bold, colourful skirt complete with pockets, pleats and a zip fastening. Although it is not 100% perfect I am very happy with my progress so far and I will post a photograph of the completed item in a few weeks, I hope!

Having recently seen a rag rug be used on the ‘The Great Interior Design Challenge’, a great show on BBC2, I have been reminded about the owl rag rug I have eventually completed! I found the process to be very time consuming but I do have plans to make another rug and have been busy collecting scraps of fabric and old clothes. This time the rug will be floral or patterned.

Below are some images of my completed rag rug. The images display both the reverse and front of the piece.

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2 Responses to “Designing and Making”

  1. Gill Curwen May 23, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

    Hello Samantha. Gill Curwen here – your old rag rug tutor. Just found your blog and very happy to see that you finished your Owl. He’s lovely. Curious to know which fashion retailer you went on to work for? Glad to see you might be making another rug.

    • Samantha Cleminson July 6, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

      Hi Gill, thanks for your comment. I am really pleased with my first rag rug, I have unfortunately not began another yet but I will! I am currently a store manager for M&Co, it’s hard work but great. Perhaps in the future I will pursue a more creative role but for now this is perfect.

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