28 February 2011

a selection of dubied samples

Here are some samples from the Dubied machines which I've been working on this semester.
7 gauge machine:

2.5 gauge machine:


As promised, my finished boards from my current Slow Fashion project.
These have been brought together through extensive research, which although interesting, is tres boring to look at pictures of, so er yeah.
This is for my own brand, Sleek Designs (kind of 'slow' and 'eco' without sounding too obvious and offputting). Its a knitwear company which uses natural yarns and fabrics and dyes, and aims to promote slow, sustainable prices.

Customer Profile:
 Mood Board:
Fabric Board:
You can see some of my naturally dyed fabrics and yarns on here.
In the fabric row on the top right there is one dyed with mushroom then iron water, second down on the left there is one dyed with walnut, then the third left has been dyed with walnut then iron water, and the third right has been dyed with carrot tops then iron water.
In the yarn row the bottom left has been soaked in Allum (a mordant) then dyed with carrot tops, and the bottom right has been soaked in Allum and dyed with red cabbage. 

dye me a river

Natural home dyeing! Yay.

With walnuts:
 Red cabbage:
 Carrot tops:
 Brewin' away.
Hahahahaaaa xxxxx.

27 February 2011

so knitty

Yeah so, went to Fairfield Yarns on Friday to get the yarn for my garment!
It was a bit of a trek; we totally forgot that Friday is really trafficky, we ended up in Oldham at first instead of Heywood, then on the way home pretty much the whole motorway was a traffic jam. Oh well.

Sorry about the blur-factor I have to use my phone.

This is the yarn for my garment, which I'm gonna use the 2.5 gauge Dubied machine for, I'll put up samples and design development for it later. It's a silk-lambswool mix.
Also got this mohair for a pound!
This Shetland wool for a pound!
And some free samples of jute (top) and hemp (bottom).
The last three are for my design development and portfolio module, for the mood board for my slow/eco fashion brand. More to come on that later.

Currently at home dyeing things naturally for it too. AHAHA.

18 February 2011

I went a little crazy and dyed the ends of my hair pink.

I'm not as pissed off as I look. I'm not pissed off at all actually, AHAHAHHAA.

13 February 2011

pink flamingo

Bonsoir ca va merci. I'm back from Paris. Kinda wish I wasn't. Don't really fancy replacing drunken sightseeing, endless croissants and sunny days on the steps of the Sacre Coeur with uni work and reality.
Going out for a classic Hifi tonight, hoping I don't leave early this time. I doubt it. Refuse to continue to be brought down by nonsensical mundane things. Here's to not caring. Got this bow tie from this AMAZING flea market on the outskirts of Paris. I know it's in my hair, I figure it can be a hair tie/neck tie/bow tie when I learn how to tie them properly. Literally if I ever get enough money to spend on total junk but treasures I will go back there and buy them out.

Photos will come soon, just waiting for fronds to put the more group orientated ones up on Facebook.

05 February 2011

pitti filati

Bit of a photo-overload here, sorry. 
A selection of images from Pitti which I find most inspiring and interesting.

All images © Dominique Johnson.