Thursday, 4 October 2012

Lines and Grids Presentation

So I am doing my presentation for my Textile Accessory Advanced class and I have decided to do it on my blog so I hope you enjoy it guys!
For my Textile Accessory Advanced class this year in College the theme was either Nightmares or Lines and Grids. I was drawn to the theme of Lines and Grids more quickly and I soon came up with my own idea to go along with the brief. I started to look at the idea of "Going on a Journey" from looking at maps to the transport of getting there and finally what you see when you finally get there and the Journey that I decided to use was from when I went to Paris last year.
I started by looking at maps as we use maps to plan out our Journeys, so I done work looking at maps and the shapes of the lines.


I then started to look at the patterns of the lines of the metro map in Paris.  


I then looked at the shapes of the map and created a pattern below


This is the pattern I have created from looking at the Paris Metro Map

Here I am looking at the Metro in Paris and Maps of Paris. I then started to look at some of the sights of Paris and this next sight I love! when I visited it I didn't know what it was but have since looked it up and now know what it is, this is a bridge of love and the idea is that you get a padlock and write your name and the person you love's name on it and then lock the padlock onto the bridge and throw the key into the water forever locking your love. What a beautiful sentiment! after looking at the bridge I liked the pattern of the grids that the bridge has so done some mark making techniques to represent the grid of the bridge. 

Here I have made a page of love in my sketchbook 


Here I have done a mark making technique looking at making grid shapes by using masking tape to create the lines. 


Again here I am looking at mark making and have again used masking tape to create the lines.

I then moved on to looking at the Eiffel Tower, which is a very iconic landmark of Paris but still a very amazing one!


Here I have done a quick sketch of the Eiffel Tower looking at the lines. I have just used a black pen and water to do the sketch.


I then started trying different mark making looking at the Eiffel Tower and started with free stitch on the sewing machine to create a loose image of the Eiffel Tower. 


I then started to look at Notre-Dame and the rose window. The rose window was my main interest when I went on to mark making. So here I have started by doing some cut outs of the window.


I then started cutting out windows again and printing through the windows.


I then done some more cut out windows but this time I done a free stitch of an Eiffel Tower to put in behind the windows so its like you are looking through the windows to see something else. 

A close up of the windows.

I started to look at rail tracks as when I was in Paris I used the Metro and train a lot so done a bit of track mark making. 


After Looking at this project I started to look at Artists and Designers that relate to the work that I am doing. So I came across (Thanks to my friend Nicole) an artist called Matthew Cusick. He has made some beautiful collages from thrown away road maps.  

The next artist that I found is Robert Delaunay. He co-founded the Orphism art movement but his later work became more abstract. 

So because the aim of the class is to design and make three textile accessories I have started to look into accessories that interest me.  

Travel bag by Disaster Designs 

Wash bag by Disaster Designs

Zipped fabric suitcase

White shawl

Black body shawl


This project has been personal to me because me and my boyfriend travelled to Paris last year and all of the Paris photos are my own, so I will finish the presentation on a personal note. 
Me and Jak in Disneyland Paris messing about with hats! haha 

Remember and check back on my progress and see how my designs come along! 


  1. I love that you shared your sketches with us :) those bags are also to die for!!

    Brooke xx

  2. wow great photos i love the body shawl!!!! of course we can follow each other, let me know when you´re follow me and i´ll follow back :) greetings

  3. nice blog,maybe we can follow each other?:)

  4. Beautiful pictures honey,I like them all.And you have a cute blog,would you like to follow each other? :)


  5. hello!!!! your blog is so great... please come visit my blog and if you like it let me know if you would like us to follow each other to be in contact...

  6. Those are all so interesting and really very good!! I liked them. Thanks so much for visiting me, sure we can follow each other. Am following now, so you can follow back. Have a great weekend :) x

  7. Wow that is an amazing art! love your blog!!!
    Thanks for your sweet comment:) Yep lets follow each-other, already am via GFC!
    Inviting you to join the giveaway, if you still haven't:)

  8. Nice blog! would you mind following each other via bloglovin? :)

    /Malin @

  9. sure <3 followed you, hope u'll follow back now

  10. cute photos ♥

  11. Nice blog :)
    Would you like to follow each other ?
    Have a great day ;) !

  12. Beautiful post! I am in LOVE with Paris, I actually just got back.
    The image of the metro line just makes me miss it so much- I think travelling on the metro line of Paris is just such an amazing 'Paris' experience, I love the vibes.

    Following you!

    Rachael xoxo

  13. Hello ¡!! Thanks for your visit and your lovely comment, of course I follow ýou back, I have a count in facebook, twitter, bloglovin, pinterest and lookbook, in case you want to keep in touch there too… follow me and I´ll follow you back wherever you want ok!

  14. Fantastic creative process Becca! Very interesting! I love your style!
    I really like your blog, so I'm following you, of course!
    I invite you to visit mine, and if you like it, I'd appreciate if you to follow me back, hopefully via bloglovin!
    Have the best weekend!
    A big hug!


  15. I hope someday to return to Europe and to visit more of Paris. These photos are amazing and what a great major you are studying! Thank you so much for visiting my blog, just followed you and hope to see you back.

  16. wow! the Eiffel Tower .. Its beautiful.. Seems like you enjoyed your trip in Paris.. Hope you do great in your presentation.

    new follower here there free to drob by) .follow me if you want ♥♥

  17. So cool idea!

    Do u wanna follow each other?? Kiss kiss

  18. Hi!
    Very cool and creative I must say! Really like it!
    Sure we can follow each other! I am following you now!
    xx Marie

  19. Hi honey...lovely blog! I´m following you now, hope you will follow me too!
    Greetings from Argentina.

  20. great post honey, nice these phtoos :P


  21. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog :)
    Of course I would love to follow each other you have an amazing blog :)
    Already started following, will be waiting for you on mine :)

  22. Omg Paris is like a dream <3 So so beautiful and inspiring post <3. Would you like to follow each other?

  23. cool post! i LOVE PARIS! OHMGEE. i really wish I could visit it someday. anyway, thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! sure! let's follow each other! but you do it first dear then let me know when you're done and i'll do the same :)


  24. Thanks for following and i follow you back now ;)

  25. following dear, bloglovin and pinterest...

  26. I wish I was half as creative as you! This is amazing!

    I visited Paris last year too, and adore that city.

  27. Very nice! It's good to see that you are someone who puts a lot of thought into your work. It's the best way to go. I am your newest follower.

  28. you're a luckyyy girl *.*

  29. it was a cool


Thanks for all your comments and if you want to follow each other or you want me to check out your blog then just leave the address!