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Delicate designs with an illustrative edge - highly detailed surface pattern and illustration, inspired by life and created with love. Sarah Fleming is a graduate of Cleveland College of Art & Design, where she studied Textiles and Surface Design, specialising in design for the home furnishings and greetings market. Inspired by the detail and beautiful patterns found in nature and her surroundings, Sarah is motivated to achieve beautiful, highly informative observational drawings. She showed an interest in Art from a very early age and has developed a great passion for Textiles and Surface Design. This huge passion spurs her on to work extremely hard, full of enthusiasm to create new and exciting design ideas. Sarah has developed a detailed, tight drawing style which helps her to achieve her beautiful observational drawings. However, she is also able to work in a very sketchy, illustrative style too - showing her as a very versatile designer, capable of adapting where relevant to confidently produce designs for both the commercial and more niche markets. For work enquiries please contact Sarah at sarahfleming11@hotmail.com

Monday, 2 August 2010

Chinoiserie Project - Interiors

For the interiors section of the project, I had to create 2 painted layouts and a 3metre printed length. I used imagery and a colour scheme similar to what I used for my fashion section. I started off by playing around with different imagery and repeats, varying composition and scale. Once I had decided on my layouts I played around with colour and techniques for the painted layouts before creating the final pieces which I drew out and painted by hand myself.


Photocopy layouts



Experimenting with colour and techniques
Final Painted Layouts

Printed Length

Chinoiserie Project - Fashion

As part of the fashion section of the project, I had to create 3 garment shapes using imagery and a colour scheme from my visual research. I produced painted layouts on paper playing around with imagery and compositions before creating the final pieces which I dyed fabrics for and hand embroidered myself.

Dress 1





Dress 2





Dress 3







Collection



Chinoiserie Project - Visual Research

This was the last project that I did for my first year at CCAD, creating designs for both fashion and interiors using Chinoiserie as my theme.
Below are a few images taken from the drawing sheets I produced as part of my visual research stage of the project.