Saturday, March 31, 2012

An eye for painting

When sorting out some boxes I stumbled upon this picture I printed out years ago because I wanted to make a painting of it. As with many ambitious plans, it never happened. This time I wouldn't let this happen again and I got up, gathered painting supplies and started painting. So here is the result on which I spend hours of painting in full concentration and precizion. The perfect way to clear your mind.

Monday, March 26, 2012

My apologies for the lack of posts lately.
I have been very busy with my graduation project but I will show you what I have been doing soon.
So stay tuned!

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Poster loves - Etsy

Not too long ago I discovered and I have been hooked ever since. I can spend hours browsing through the amazing things people sell in their own little shop from all around the world. Here are some of my favorite poster designs.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The beauty of sugar

Quite some time ago I came across this design of Greetje van Helmond and I was immediately fascinated by it. Greetje creates jewellery out of sugar by letting crystals grow into beautiful pieces under special circumstances. With this collection, called 'Unsustainable', she want to show that beautiful things can be created with cheap materials.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Lace design

Lace, not only applicable to fashion but also an inspiration for many designers (including myself ;) ).

Sugar carpet - Alphons ter Avest
Lace fence -  Joep Verhoeven (demakersvan)
Lace paving slabs - Jethro Macey
Shovel - Cal Lane
Crochet Chair - Marcel Wanders
Pedestrian crossings - Studio Oooms 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bobbin lace making // project

The last couple of days I have been very busy with my final bachelor project so I thought it might be fun showing you what I have been doing.
Let's me start by telling you a bit about this project. My project is part of the 'Wearable senses' theme which focusses on smart textiles; textiles combined with electronics. The aim of my project basically is to look at old soft crafts such as weaving, knitting, dyeing, crochet, etc., pick one craft, learn it from a craftsman, and use the traditional craft and its values to create a new and innovative smart textiles concept.
The carft that I chose is bobbin lace making. Ever since I saw two old ladies doing it at a museum in Sydney I am intrigued by this complex and detailed craft.

So yesterday the day had finally come, I got my first bobbin lace making lesson!
After learning how to put thread on a bobbin it was time to pin the pattern on the lace pillow and set up the structure. The bobbins were put into place and the lace making could begin. 18 bobbins were hanging on the structure and by replacing the bobbins in a certain way, the threads created a net work. I must tell you, it is a lot of work but once I got the hang of it, the repeating movement of the bobbins I had to make worked kind of relaxing.
Here some of yesterdays work, I'll keep you updated on my progress.

making a snake!

I still have a lot to learn though...