Monday, 25 July 2011

Great ideas for finding a colour palette.

Design seeds is a great website/blog that forecasts colour palettes and just loves exploring colour ideas. It reminded me that to gain inspiration for colour use all I need to do is look at some of the photos I've taken and extract some of the colours from them. Brilliant feel inspired now and will organise my own palette file.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Pinterest is fab!

Pinterest is a rather additive site where you can look up or add images and where you found them on to a virtual pin board. So if you're looking for inspiration for a project or ideas for your room or house have a look at But I'll warn you it's distracting and you'll be wondering what else you can find amongst it's pages! It covers anything from interiors to food recipe ideas. I think you can upload your own images too of work you may have done, but I've not worked that one out yet.

Image is a sample screen shot from the site.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

First practice prints at Northern Print.

Now I have the bug for screen printing I wanted to to find somewhere I could do it now I don't have the college facilities. Northern Print is not far from where I live and I had been a member in the past for lino printing. So yesterday I rejoined and shown how to use some of the equipment by the very nice and very helpful Helen.

Once settled in I printed some practice pieces off, I must say I'm quite pleased with them! I used kodas from past projects and came home with a buzz and now I want to get my head down and do some new designs and print some samples off.

The screen printing area is small but perfectly formed and has everything you should need. I think I'll be down there quite alot over the summer!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Strike off in production

When I got back from New Designers and checked my emails for the last week, I found this sent to me from Jacaranda, who are producing the rug I designed for the GoodWeave competition. It's so exciting to see, this will be my strike off sample to keep! I can't wait to see the full thing now.