About Me

I am a textiles surface designer with a great understanding of its function and application. I specialise in hand embroidery, embellishment and in prints for fashion. I am a passionate, experimental, and am unafraid to take risks or to push boundaries with my work. Because of this, I am the kind of person suited to the fashion industry which has ever changing rules, challenges and expectations. All images and text are copyright to Stacie Charlton.

7 March 2011

Garment Shapes!

I have decided to move on from lengths, I feel like I would work so much better and that my embroidery will not be restricted to my designs, so I can look into doing neckline embellishments over my printed fabrics and also feel more confident doing placements designs that are not floating around in the middle of a length, I can place them on a garment and visualise  my ideas better. I have found someone who is going to make up some garment shapes with my printed or dyed fabrics and then I can add embroidery and embellishments after. I am also using some very basic readymade garments, changing details on them and adding my own designs. I started today with a cropped denim waistcoat.

I put the jacket on to a mannequin and photographed it at different angles and uploaded the photos to print out, so I could draw design ideas over the top of the garment. I looked at small details and panels on the jacket and what I could add to the jacket. A few weeks ago I started to experiment printing on to denim and had already printed a bird wing onto some jeans. I decided to cut the wing out and I think it works really well; I will need another screen to do a mirrored wing. I love the way the feathers drape over the shoulder and I think it creates some interesting possibilities for dangling embellishments.

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