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.
Got the train to Birmingham yesterday and arrived at dinner time to start setting up my stand!!! You can see the progress from the images here, took a while to position everything before I could start hammering.. Glad I had masking tape! Just got a few more sequins to hammer into the wall before the show opens at 9.30!!!
So excited for Paris next Monday! I have been asked to go to the trade show with the Amanda Kelly Design Studio to help assist selling the gorgeous prints and embellishments on their stand. It's going to be quite a long and busy few days but I'm hoping to learn a lot and see what trends are selling!
Will also be nice to visit my universities stand there and see a few of my old tutors!
I have started to build up a collection of more commercial digital designs, to strengthen my portfolio. I am most comfortable drawing by hand and then scanning these into Photoshop, then editing and creating compositions or repeats, but I have started to find other ways to design by using my IPad to draw onto, or just scanning in ink textures or shapes then adding colour with brushes on Photoshop, this allows me to create a wider range of designs.
This is a part of a design I did today, using sketches of flowers and adding the colours on Photoshop.
I received such a good phone call yesterday!!! It was about Madeira, having received my sponsorship report from my final major project they have asked me to exhibit with them in March, I couldn't believe it!! I obviously said yes so I will now have my own space in the Fashion Embroidery & Stitch Show which is in Birmingham from Tuesday 22nd - Sunday 25th March.
It is just what I needed, it will definitely motivate me to update my portfolio, although over Christmas I have been working on producing more commercial designs for my portfolio and I have around 30 digital designs using techniques and processes that I picked up from my placements, focusing on repeats for fashion fabrics. I now want to get some of these printed on to fabric so I can add embroidery and embellishment to them!
I spent ages on my report, describing my process from concept to finish and evaluating each of my final pieces, with materials and processes I used. After I had my report bound, I printed the front cover onto fabric and sewed into and added embellishments.