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The End of University!

8 Jun

Although there haven’t been many updates on my blog during the last few months I intend to update my site on a much more regular basis now that I do have a little more free time, in between graduation, showing my collection at New Designers in London and moving back to Cumbria from my student house in Dundee!

The last few weeks have been incredibly busy, first I received my degree results on the 16th of May and I am incredibly pleased to say I have achieved a Bachelor of Design Degree with Honours First Class. Following this my degree show at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design took place from the 19th-27th of May. It was brilliant to speak to potential clients, future students as well as current designers and craftspeople about my work. The feedback and comments I received were incredibly encouraging. Below are some images documenting the work I produced during my final year at university.

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Work, work, work, work, work…

5 May

Yesterday I was excited to eventually get my custom made rail cut and put up on the wall! It all began with a 240cm length of mdf. I lay out a selection of my knitted accessories and got to work drawing out the design.

Not only is the rail a specific shape in order to hang 8 of my final pieces but being irregular in shape it reflects the irregular shaped accessories I have created. Now I only have to sand and paint the rail, source a plinth, sand and paint the plinth, hang my pieces, mount some photographs and set up the display on the plinth…. by 9pm on Tuesday!

Below is an image of my degree space at the moment:

It is actually almost here… Degree Show 2012!

30 Apr

I am currently working very long hours day in day out to get everything finished in time for  my assessment which is just over a week away! For more information about my upcoming degree show at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee please have a look at the following webpage: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/djcad/degreeshow/studentsexhibiting/textiledesign/samanthacleminson/

Last week I had my first ever fashion photo shoot which I found quite challenging, as I normally capture still life compositions and take landscape photographs whilst walking in the Lake District. Below are a few photographs which show two of the pieces from my degree show collection.

Degree Show Progress

7 Apr

My degree show is very fast approaching and I am currently experimenting with my pieces on a mannequin and beginning to construct some quirky accessories. Through the creation of twelve unique, irregular shaped knitted accessories I hope to encourage people to treasure and appreciate one of a kind textile items as opposed to purchasing low quality, mass-produced products. The accessories are intended to appeal to an individual searching for something eye-catching and unusual.

Unlike other collections the accessories are not limited to a specific season. This is because the twelve pieces are representative of the twelve months of the year as well as the number of hours found on a traditional analogue pocket watch. Below are some photographs of the items I am currently working on, the images do not show finished pieces only ideas and suggestions of what the final piece will be.

 


It is all about presentation!

3 Jan

As I have recently put together some pieces of work for an exhibition I have been thinking about innovative and interesting ways in which textile accessories can be displayed without detracting the viewers attention. Below is an example I came across on ‘Trendland’. These images taken by Carl Kleiner are of pieces by Minimarket, a Swedish brand. I think the subtle props suggest the pieces are perhaps made from natural materials or inspired by nature, in my opinion the props allow the accessories to be displayed in a simple yet effective manner.

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