Browsing Archive: September, 2009

Reading lists!!

Posted by Zoe Fletcher on Tuesday, September 29, 2009,
WOW...I have an ever growing reading list for uni thats now waaaay over two pages long....all the books sound amazing and will really help me in understanding the need for change in the fashion industry and how other designers and scientists interpret these needs...I think i'll need more hours in my day!!

This weekend I travelled to Newcastle (7 and a half hours on a bus=lots of time to ponder!!) and had a lovely, perfect, sunny weekend involving Fame, Sheep, Newcastle Uni's lovely architectur...
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Big Knits!!

Posted by Zoe Fletcher on Tuesday, September 22, 2009,

 Huge hand-knotted nylon net by Janet Echelman, I love the enormity and space that this piece twists through showing the movement and drape created by such a big knotted gap!!

Phat Knits, designed by Bauke Knottnerus, I would love to just lie on one of these and laze the day away...they look like works of art but but also draw the visitor into their comforting 'homely' feeling that makes you want to touch them!!

Phat Knits, designed by Bauke Knottnerus again, I love the colours of these huge t...

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Getting back into the work!!

Posted by Zoe Fletcher on Tuesday, September 22, 2009,
Being around so many other creative and really talented people really does scare me...but it also inspires and challenges me to see what I can really do when I put my mind to it!!

I found a great funny clip about using knitting as a way to protest against certain aspects of society today... follow the link to watch it!!

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Posted by Zoe Fletcher on Thursday, September 17, 2009,
After a long summer break, with a nice long rest and then the stress of moving down to sunny London, I am now ready and raring to get back to creating!! I enroll for my Masters in Fashion and the Environment today at London College of Fashion, which i'm really excited about. My summers not actually been all that lazy...i've been working on a new collection of knitted pieces for an online boutique that launches soon called "frock around the clock" (so i'll keep you posted on how things develop...
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Zoe Grace Fletcher Currently undertaking a PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University within the MIRIAD post-graduate department, I am beginning a practice based academic journey into British wool fibres and new technologies within knitwear design. Graduating with Distinction from a Masters in Fashion and the Environment at London College of Fashion, specialising in hand-knitting and the British Wool Industry, I have worked on a number of knitwear collections (personal and external companies), whilst freelancing and researching for a number of exciting projects. My work revolves around the idea of sustainable fashion from a knitted perspective and the different ways to achieve this incorporating the ideas of slow fashion into mainstream society. I love knitting. And wool. And double sided sticky tape.
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