Its so great seeing my collection come together. I really enjoyed creating the pieces and finding out who I am as a designer. I learnt alot about myskef and what I like to craete and what I dont like. I like all my deigns individually, however I think they work great as a whole collection.
I chose this 6 deigns to display as I thought they were the ones taht show clearly my theme and idea, and also took into consideration how they work as a 6 rather than 12. The us of colour having a big impact on that decision. I wanted to show my colour pallette, in a way that it wasnt too similar, but yet not so different.
To start off, I think my most successful deisgn is the floral digital stitch (which you can see in the top right in this photo). I like simple and classic it look, also how effective it is by just using one colour. I also think my other digital design and using the leaf effect was also effective. Using digital stitch over print was something that I hadnt doen before, so was eger to try it. As a result i think it works great, I know it is only a small sample of stitch, however I think next tiem i will us the bigger machine and create bigger sample.
I was also a bit nervous about using some painted and hand rendered deisgns in my collection, as my painting and drawing skills arnt one of my best abiities. However the ones I did create where great. The simpel leaf print I craeted was the quickest deign that I created out of the 12. I was also unsure about that as I would always assume that a designs should take a while and have time and effort put into it. However I think this design has great quality and fits well with my other designs.
Iv learnt a lot about design this term, and all the differnt designs you can craete and tehn also repeat. I really enjoyed teh workshops on how to repeat are designs. I think it gave me inspiration and also courage to us my stetches and motifs. The repeat that is shown in the picture is teh top left painted floral design. I craeted that one using a half repeat. I think its a great way of seeing your motifs in a repeat, and alos how those motifs can be repeated in different ways.
I spent a lot of time in print this term, because I knew from last year that i really liked teh outcomes I created by printing,a dn tehn stitching on top.Also that collage/ layed idea was something I wanted to craete in teh collection and what I made clear in my breif. The layering idea, is clearly shown in the design in bottom left of the image an also in teh long on in the midle. Layering in print, was something new to me. By using different designs printed on top of each other was really interesting, it was great to experiment with differnt deisgns togeteher and differnt colours. At first I thought the yellow was too bright and wasnt going to fit my collection, however looking at it in comparison to my other designs is blends in well. However in hindsight I wish I had chosen one of my other colours from my colour palette.
The use of bumble bees was a late adition to my collection, I had drawn soem bees and laby bugs in my book. However I didn think I would use them in the collection, due to the fact I didnt want it to be too childish. However thsi deign needed something, and leaves wouldnt work so well with the colour of teh fabric. The us of teh bumble bees worked great in teh space that was created between the motifs. However this ment that it was the only design with animals on it, which I think doesnt match the rest of the collection like it should.
However I still think I created the floral themed colection that I was looking for. You can clearly see that floral is the main focus in teh collection, and that comes though in all the design, which I think worked really great. Something that Im glad I need was creting lots of variety of drawings, before I strated created another I started drawing and skethcing differnt floral images and leaves, in order for me to have motifs and ideas for my deisgns. Doing so also came in usful when creating croquis and repeats.
As a result of my collection, I think they do work as a whole. However I think some of my designs work better with the next companty than others. I think the more delicate, and not printed deisgns work better. Looking back I wish I had craeted more suttle prints, just like the green printed on leaf one I created. Also know now that I should have spent more time in stitch than print.
My next step is to perhaps continue more using CAD deigns, as I think t ones i have created as working and going somewhere in the direction I need it to. I also need to spend more time creating displacements, as I really couldnt get the hang of it, and think I could create better ones. I will also like to think about doing more stitch and more digital stitch. Also thinking about what kind of a deigner am I, and weatehr I want to concentrate on my specialism or continue to use them all.