Designs ironed out...

Posted by Zoe Fletcher on Tuesday, October 5, 2010
A productive day was had at Mare St yesterday - after completing my first base garment (yay...I can now have one full nights sleep to reward myself!) and being not entirely satisfied with its appearance  - I think I may have looked at it for too long! - I added a ribbed trim on the bottom and neckline - which gave the piece a lot more structure and looked more 'finished'!!

I then used the magical steam press to block my design - and all the niggly bits and slightly curled edges were flattened out - leaving me with a much more satisfactory garment - I can't wait to try it on someone to get a few shots up on here and show it off...

Today is a total library day - I have a bag full of heavy books, some dating back to the 1920's so i'm going to bury myself in them and hopefully come out with a fully structured, thoroughly referenced introduction to my project - I think  might be being a little too optimistic there!


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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