Thursday, 1 April 2010

The Collection is Complete

I can honestly say this last degree module "Embroidery for Fashion" has been a LOT of work! Combined with the busiest three months of teaching I've ever had there were times when I didn't think it would ever get done... but I've finished!

Fabric has been printed, dyed and stitched...

Areas have been embroidered and then cut back...

to reveal different fabrics...

or prints...

or even areas of Broiderie Anglaise.


Buttons have been covered with embroidered fabrics...

Which I have to say has been my favourite part.

I could happily sit for hours churning out these buttons by the dozen!

And finally I have produced my collection of two tops...


And three skirts.

Each presented with a set of samples

And two alternative colourways.

I've still got to mount it in a presentable form and collect together all my research into various files but the hard work has been done ready for moderation in two weeks time, which means I've got a whole month off before the next module... although I have got work to finish for an exhibition, more teaching and the small matter of four bridesmaids dresses to make. I think I might take the weekend off though!

38 comments:

  1. It looks great - and not a corset in sight. Bit worried about your enthusiasm for churning buttons out by the dozen but I'm sure that will lose it's appeal over time. Happy Easter

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  2. Your colours are absolutely fantastic. You need your own clothing range. I would be first in the queue to buy something.

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  3. Wow Gina! Those are fantastic. I love the colors, the details -- well, just everything about them!!!

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  4. It looks wonderful - well worth every minute of all the hard work you have put in. Have a good Easter x

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  5. I think you definitely deserve the weekend off after all that hard work! It looks amazing! Lucy xx

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  6. Wow, what amazing creations!

    I love circles, and really enjoyed seeing what you have done with that image. Your embroidery is so beautifully done, and your touch of knowing how to strike a balance between tradition and the future is grand.

    xo

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  7. woooooh! love those buttons and cuff details - what a lot of work Gina ... Watch out Erdem!!!!

    Have a great Easter weekend - enjoy that cake (I know there will be cake)

    Celia
    x

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  8. you continue to inspire me Gina, Lovely colours and buttons and I love the skirt.

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  9. oh my! yes definitely have a break over Chocolate weekend.

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  10. Lovely, lovely colours and the idea of showing one fabric/pattern through another is inspired. Stunning work you're doing here. I am in awe!

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  11. absolutely beautiful, Gina. Your hard work has really paid off. A wonderful collection :) Well done

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  12. What wonderful work you do Gina, the colours are lovely too. Enjoy your Easter break.

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  13. Phew! it makes me tired just to think about all the work you have got through. This collection is marvellous and the embroidered buttons are gorgeous and really lift a garment into a higher league. Have a great weekend.

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  14. o wow Gina - it all looks fantastic - such a huge amount of work, i don't know how you do it! You definitely deserve a break - lots of chocolate, feet up and maybe a glass of something!

    xx

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  15. I was so impressed with the sample you brought yesterday - there's real potential there for full garments!

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  16. Gina, this looks amazing! Makes me hanker to go back to uni!

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  17. Gina you have most certainly earned the weekend off ,Because the standard of work you have shown us here is splendid ,awesome, manififent, even--- gosh blimey and corr!! to say nothing of woweeee ,,,Thankyou sooooo much for sharing ..love Jan xx

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  18. What happy colours, but I'm getting exhausted just thinking about the pace you have to work at.

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  19. gorgous work - clever you

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  20. Amazing - you've earned your weekend off for sure!

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  21. You have earned more than a weekend - I love all those cutaway pieces revealing little treasures ...

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  22. Oh well done, they look fab! Believe it or not, I've done some stitching myself this week.....
    Have a lazy Easter xx

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  23. Oh wonderful, love the colors, and the buttons wow!!!

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  24. And what a fabulous collection it is. Love it - especially those turquoise buttons, but really, all of it. Have you been inspired by Alabama Chanin project?
    Happy Easter to You, Gina, and enjoy some time off.

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  25. what a wonderful collection - reward yourself with lots of cholocate eggs!

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  26. Oh my word, that is beautiful work. I love the buttons. Have a lovely weekend!

    http://leafgreenknits.wordpress.com/

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  27. Oh my goodness - seeing all your samples and work together is like looking in the best cake shop ever! This is such beautiful, mouth-watering work Gina. You deserve not just a break but some hgih flying marks if you ask me.

    It was a great treat to see you on Friday. Little P took a shine to you, as I think you noticed x

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  28. Hmm, make that Wednesday. What was it someone said about motherhood addling the brain? Friday is TODAY I think x

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  29. Great work, love the buttons Gina.
    I bet your glad to have a few days off!!

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  30. Well done Gina.I am looking forward to the summer break as the dissertation doesn't give you one over Easter unfortunately but at least I haven't got to go to assessment this time. See you next week at the Romford EG.

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  31. Looks fabulous GIna - so much work - you must have too much energy

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  32. What absolutely wonderful work you've done Gina! And so many lovely, lovely circles everywhere too.

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  33. This is amazing, well done, top marks, I especially like the covered buttons.

    Thanks so much for your encouraging comments.

    See you soon?

    jenny

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  34. What an absolutely fab collection. Great work, great stuff......... Must be very proud!

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  35. well done on this module of work. i have enjoyed seeing you develop your concepts over these past months. you have earnt a relaxing break.

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  36. Oh wow! Stunning Gina! Well done you! xx

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  37. A truly stunning collection!
    I love all the details and the colours are to die for!!!!!
    Congratulations. Have a nice break before the next module, although it sounds as if you'll be mega busy.

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