Sorry for the long silence from my blog, I have been quite busy recently with work, horse riding, catching up with people and just had lost some of my energy. Today is a throw back blog post as nothing new has been made up for the last few weeks, but I hope you still enjoy. This art work is a hand dyed, screen printed and hand beaded outfit made inspired by nature and looking into military outfits. I made this in my second year at University when I was exploring different ideas, styles of design and techniques. It is not my favorite piece I have ever made, the silk fabric and beading feel fantastic to hold. However, I was making this whilst also having to grieve for my Nana's death and I feel that I let the attention to detail making up the actual dress slip. However I love the concept and enjoy the level of detail I was able to produce through the prints and hand beading.
I will make sure to catch up with you all properly soon :-) !
Louise is an Textile Artist/ Designer and Secondary Art Teacher. www.louiseswanton.com