IF: Adapt

Adapting sewing patterns for a perfect fit.'Adapt' for Illustration Friday. Pencil on paper.
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Dorset Buttons

One of my latest crafty adventures is Dorset button making. If you visit my Etsy shop you'll see a series of hair clips decorated with these buttons. Dorset button making was a flourishing industry before the button making machines took over around 1850. Originally they were made with sheep horn rings but now a curtain ring will do very well. The type I've been producing is known as 'Cartwheel' but there are many other types, as you can see in the gallery of the British Button Society. More information can be find in Marion... [Lire la suite]
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Etsy Etsy Etsy

                                      After a long preparation, *akka design* is on Etsy! There aren't many things yet, and a lot of work needs to be done to improve it, but here we go!I'll be posting soon about the products and other Etsy related things.
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The 'Arboles' series

A quick sketch for an etching. Then at Graphic Studio Dublin I printed proofs in different colours, but I only was happy with these two:
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Spring cleaning results: my new sewing corner

I love our little (rented) apartment but recently the lack of space for my creativity became a problem. I was tired of having my stash stored in small batches all around the house. Every time I wanted to machine sew I had to set up a provisional workshop in the living room, taking the stuff out of the weirdest storage places,  and dismantle the whole thing a few hours later, just before my boyfriend started to complain of me "the sewing colonialist" while fighting his way through a jungle of scrap fabric, trimmings... [Lire la suite]
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'Exit: pursued by a bear' project

This is the CD cover I designed as part of the final project for my Type and Image course. I was attending this course during the winter semester at NCAD with designer and photographer Aris Venetikidis. The task was to design a CD booklet for Exit: Pursued By A Bear, an Irish indie band, inspired on their single 'Procession'. Here you can see some of first sketches: I decided to develop the idea of a continuous black line that draws all the elements through the whole booklet, including the hand rendered type for the lyrics. The titles... [Lire la suite]
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More and more screenprinting!

I did it again. Another screenprinting workshop! I was really looking forward, since these workshops at Liz Nilsson's studio are the only chances to do some screeprinting. I have bought some materials from Selectasine but unfortunately I don't have a suitable space to do this kind of job in my current apartment. I've promised myself that the next place I am renting will be screenprinting friendly, but for the moment I have to resign myself to my carpet covered little apartment and make the most of these workshops.This time we worked... [Lire la suite]
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IF: Parade

'Parade' for Illustration Friday. Pastels and colour pencils on paper.
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Random screenprinting #3

This is another example of my experiments with screenprinting during Liz Nilsson's workshop. In this case I put a piece of plastic lace under the fabric and then printed with green dye using an open screen.
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Attention: birds overhead

Another etching from my course at Graphic Studio Dublin. In this post you can see a preliminary sketch. And these are some pictures of much more populated wires I photographed in Galway some time ago. I like the pictures but I decided to kill some birds for my etching.
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