Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Future Fabrics

While looking at the kinds of materials which could be used for our Eden Project T-shirts, one of the founders of a local clothing company came to talk to us. Amazing sciency stuff that looks ace. http://www.finisterreuk.com/

Also forgot to put my email on the last message - hb.likethepencil@hotmail.co.uk

pip pip HB

Monday, 24 November 2008

Sorry for the slight lapse, I've been working on a brief for the Eden Project, we (the three other guys on my course and I!) are designing a range of T-shirts for them, and hopefully coming up with some ideas on how to develop their brand. Very exciting stuff! As you can see on the website of my work from my BA (alas no website training on the course, so pretty crude - www.hblikethepencil.co.uk), I've already done some hypothetical work for them before, I love them!
I've begun emailing quilters from all around, trying to work out what is missing in the online quilt community, responses so far have been very useful. If anyone would like to email any images of squares or whole designs that mean something to them personally, or with any narrative, I would love to see them! You would be helping with my research for my project and of course I will put a link to your own blog/website in return. The sharing of ideas is so important in any creative field, and quilts are so pretty and nice to snuggle in, too.
Best wishes HB

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Kimberly Wulfert

On my journey towards this group, I was kindly helped by Kimberly Wulfert, a researcher into quilts. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for the craft is boundless, and her blogs and website are definitely ones to keep in your bookmarks. She organises online interviews with other quilters that are free to join, and are very informative. Go check her out!



My name is Harriet Beesley and I am studying for a Masters in Graphic Design in Falmouth, England. I have been looking at the visual language of quilting and the communities formed by women, locally, nationally and internationally. I would love this to be a space for a quilt circle with people from all over the world with different experiences, a space for people to come together and share their knowledge and to collect designs that mean something to each of the members, to allow others to see things outside their normal pattern collections. We welcome all skill levels, this experiment is more about the patterns and their meanings than the act of sewing.
Come join our merry circle!