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So, yesterday I pootled off to Manchester to have a nosey around the degree shows, and I thought I’d share a little bit of what I saw.

My favourite section was definitely the textiles, though I suppose I’m a bit biased. ‘Textiles For Fashion’ as it was titled (though I think it was previously BA Embroidery) was full of exciting and innovative work, great use of colour and some unusual materials and techniques.

Grace Hamilton – knitted chains, lovely colour!

Ashley Millward – beautiful, detailed embroidery, big metal elements contrasting with intricate stitch.

Leanne Richards – absolutely fantastic colour! Beautiful geometric designs, which were displayed as very cool bus seats!

Apparently I’m loving grey combined with citrus bright colours and geometics at the mo!

Thats that for today, but there’s some 3D design to come tomorrow…

Well done to all the graduates for such a fab and inspiring show!

I was mooching around in the photo studio at work the other day and came across a mesmerising inspiration board about Bokeh! I am now on a mission to learn how and create some beautiful Bokeh!

Here are some lovely examples of the technique…

Lovely! Wikipedia does an explanation of the technical jazz.

I’m starting a new project and I’m starting it properly…with a moodboard!

I’m not sure if I’m entirely happy with it so I may change this post but for now, this is what I have produced.

IĀ  love making mood boards and I don’t do it often enough, so here is the start of my new woodland project with hopes of slightly warmer times to come. I intend to do some cut designs and some surface pattern to go with them, a proper collection, I’m really excited!

(Images from: Design*Sponge, Tord Boontje, Tsuru Bride, Vintage Printable, Liberty)

Hi Everyone!

And Happy New Year!

I’m really excited about 2010 hopefully it’ll be a good one for my designing and blog. At some point I’ll be getting a lovely new website which will combine both my blog and existing website, there should also be a lot more items available in my Etsy shop from now on, take a look šŸ™‚

So, I’ve already been trying to get as much work done as possible and yesterday whilst trapped at home due to the snow I did a few new pieces. I hope you like what you see, the cut out will be available on Etsy from this afternoon.

P.S I promise to stop plugging myself and do some actual blogs soon šŸ˜‰

Ring A Ding Ding – A new design, organic lace form made up of beautiful rings. I cut this in about 5 mins using my new robot friend it would have previously taken me hours to do by hand. This means I’ll be able to offer some pieces at more affordable prices!

Tiffany Rings – a repeat pattern designed using the same elements as the paper cut lace. I’m going to start doing more pattern design using my illustrations, cos I love it!

Cheers for looking, hope you liked it!

Ā© Hannah Greenwood 2010

Wow! Not blogged for aaaages! I need to become more regular again!

Anyways I recently began an embroidery project just because I miss sitting down and quietly making something. So the other day I was having a look around the internet for some exciting embroidery related to inspiration and I came across the wonderful Jenny Hart. I had seen her work before as they sell her Sublime Stitching patterns at Tatty Devine, but I had never seen her own work.

Here are some images of her crazy and bright embroidery:

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If I’m honest her portraits scare me a little, but they are pretty amazing and I loooove the detail and pattern that goes into it all.

Take a look at her website and blogs, Embroidery as Art and Sublime Stitching.

Right I’m off to get some stitching done…exciting! – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –