Donnerstag, 19. Dezember 2013

What happened No. 2

What happened next? Ok, I showed you in the last post, that I had a new weaving project. It is allready finished now.
After graduating I wanted to weave something I really can use and maybe sell. At school I mostly made fabric pieces but not finished products, so that was something I wanted to do for a long time.

I decided to make bags and backpacks, and I wanted to dye my fabrics. The whole process of weaving dying and sewing the bags took my something around 1-2 month, and last week I was able to sell the first items!
I also made origami lamps and paperstars and sold them on a christmas marked in my hometown. I'm really happy that so many people liked my work and I'm really happy how the bags turned out.

My new collection is allready on my loom, so maybe I can show more soon.

Mittwoch, 18. Dezember 2013

What happened No.1

It happened so much since my last post. I was to busy to write something. But now I have a little time and thought I have to write a little bit and show you what I was doing the last few month!
I will create a few posts the next days.
So what happened?

I ate the first roasted chestnuts for this year.

My favorite barista knows my weakly coffeorder. Really, that made my day!

 And I started a new weaving project!

Montag, 29. Juli 2013

What makes me happy

At the moment it is really difficult for me. I have to wait until my second graduation show. And I can't do anything. I have holidays at the moment but I can't really enjoy it. Because the failure at the first presentation is in my mind the whole time.
But I try to do nice things while I'm waiting.

picture 1+2:
I found these beauties on my balkony. I wasn't expecting them. I've never seen a cornflower in another color than blue. And the sweet little pink flower was growing in a heaps of dirt I had over from planting the other flowers. When I noticed it, it really made me smile.

picture 4:
I found a really nice patterns for a top. It is crocheted. I've never crocheted lace in my life and not even a really pattern. I'm more a knitter, but I loved the pattern. I actually can crochet difficult patterns but I never had enough patience to do a real piece.

picture 5-9:
I love succulents but a few weeks ago I but the first succulents, because I always thought my appartment is to dark. We have really much shadow despite the fact, that we have big windows. In the summer it is really nice because it is always cold in our appartment but it is not really nice for my flowers. But it seems as if the succulent actually like their new home.

picture 10:
My favorite flower, a lily.

Donnerstag, 18. Juli 2013

More graduation

I want to show you a few of the pictures Gloria shot for my collection book. I like them so much!
We went to an old factory in belgium to shoot the pictures because I wanted destroyed windows for my pictures. And Gloria knews many of these locations. It was perfect and I'm so happy with how the pictures turned out.

I'm happy with the close-ups, I showed you yesterday, too. But Gloria's pictures are allways special. I like her photographs since I knew her.

Mittwoch, 17. Juli 2013

It's finally over

Sorry for the long absence. I wasn't in the mood for blogging after I didn't pass my graduation exam.
That sounds worse than it actually is. I'm only graduating two month later now. That is the only consequence.
But I needed my time to realize that it is not that bad.

So now I proudly present my graduation collection (a part of it. more the following days), glow in the dark and transparent curtains:
 All pictures by Jacci Henaux or by myself

Montag, 3. Juni 2013

My bags are packed

We are on our way to Gaudium to weave our final fabrics!!! It is really early in the morning, but I'm sooooo excited! I will post pictured this evening when we are back in Germany.

Sonntag, 2. Juni 2013

Only four weeks to go!

Only four weeks until my graduation, and five until my graduation show. I have four fabrics finished and one on the loom. That means another 6 to go...
But look at the finished fabrics while I'm desperate about time.

Dienstag, 7. Mai 2013

A big success

On friday Sarah and I went to Winterswijk, NL to met the designer of Gaudium, a dutch weaving company.
We work together with them for our graduation project. They weave some fabrics, we designed in a big size on an jacquard loom.
And the best thing ever happened to me. They asked me for one pattern I designed. They want to use it for their own collection. Isn't that great???
At the same time I'm weaving my first fabric for the end presentation! Everything I did until now was trying out, but now I'm choosing patterns to make them in big.
The image below is a small part of this first fabric:

Samstag, 4. Mai 2013

Graduation in progress 2

I think I don't have enough time....Ahhhhh! only a few weeks left until my graduation! And we have holidays at the moment, that means I can't weave at school at "my" selectron (an electric loom with a computer).
This is what I did last week:

Dienstag, 30. April 2013

I received my first sketchbook

Last week I received my first sketchbook! It was from Louise Mills from Glasgow.
I was so happy when I opend the book, because she had drawn a weaving draft, what means she is a weaver, too.
And I really liked her colors. I'm in a "neon mood" at the moment. So it was not so difficult for me to find the yarns. Ok, it was a little bit difficult, because I wanted the exact same colors, that she used. I found it but after I washed the fabric the color changed a little bit.

The first picture is her page (my inspiration) and the other pictures are what I did.