In Progress

I'm a Textile Design student at Leeds University, specialising in Constructed Textiles. Doing a Year in Industry at the moment. I'm particularly fond of knitting but I'd like to consider myself a Jack of all trades (master of something, hopefully). Here I present a ongoing record of what I'm doing. Happy browsing!

Year in Industry: 25/4/14

My battle with the lapwing continues…
Almost finished the scarf but still took a very long time

Year in Industry: 10/4/14

Knitting all day. Started on a lapwing scarf but encountered many problems so it took about 4 times as long to complete. A lot of practice for picking up stitches. Tried to start a second but that went horribly array. Tried to reclaim as much yarn as I could but there were just loads of knots. A lot of scraps to knit with next time

Completed Jacket! Behold in all that Gif magic

Completed Jacket! Behold in all that Gif magic

Jacket in the making

Got a good deal on fabric at £1.60 a metre. Dark blue and black dogtooth pattern 

Pattern from Burdastyle 
Asymmetric Moto Jacket

Jacket in the making

Got a good deal on fabric at £1.60 a metre. Dark blue and black dogtooth pattern

Pattern from Burdastyle
Asymmetric Moto Jacket

Year in Industry: 3/4/14

Missed last week as I had a induction at my work. Started the day stitching the other knitting machine cover, which I started last time I was in the studio. Afterwards, I did some knitting, a sample to determine the gauge/ tension for a knit piece. I was shown how to figure out the amount of stitches needed to create a piece of a certain size at university but it was nice to have the refresher. I later knitted the piece on a Toyota knitting machine, which took a bit of learning as I had used the Silver Reed last time. After that, I knitted a trim for a knitted dress Valpuri was making. Didn’t manage to finish it all, as I had some dropped stitches that needed sorting. I was shown how to undo some knitting on the machine, to help sort out the dropped stitch problem. 

Ta Da! Scarf Completed

Year in Industry: 21/3/14

Moving on to the industrial sewing machine. After a bit of ironing, I got a induction on the industrial sewing machine. Tricky at first but I got the hang of it. Did some some product photography too. Using my new found skills, I started sewing some knitting machine covers. This was based on a knitting machine cover we had. It went well. Made one, with one to go next time I’m in the studio. Valpuri was pleased with my work

Finished knitting and gave it a wash to get it to felt. Onto the washing line!

Finished knitting and gave it a wash to get it to felt. Onto the washing line!

Year in Industry: 13th March 2014

Start of a new placement. Working at a knit studio called The Cats of Manchester. Pretty good first day. Revising my domestic knitting machine skills and a introduction to reading the patterns for various garments. Learned a new and much better cast on method for the domestics, learned how to use punch cards for tuck and Fair Isle patterns and tried one of the scarves from the patterns. Bumpy start but sure to improve with practice. It has been over a year since I’ve done any machine knitting. 

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Caret 6

An architecture installation using digital software and fabrication technologies for the design of an innovative vaulting structure.

"The School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin is hosting an exhibition as part of TEX-FAB 5 SKIN: Digital Assemblies beginning January 2014. We are 17 students led by Assistant Professor Kory Bieg designing and building an installation to showcase the SKIN Design Competition. In the spirit of digital fabrication, we generated a project using parametric tessellations that simulate a three dimensional experience."

Last image found here: Wood Blocks and Steel Feathers: Architecture at SXSW

(Source: archatlas)