The Textile/Surface Design degree is an incredibly diverse course with work ranging from bespoke suface design for stationary and wallcoverings to contemporary textile art for gallery and installation settings.


I've not blogged for a couple of weeks because basically I've been having a breakdown!! Ive been crying…screaming…all for today!!!

My degree show has finally opened! It's been a long and painful few weeks, but my god it has been well worth it!!!

Ive had an amazing night!! Ive loved all of it……..all of the feedback I got was positive so I'm feeling pretty good about my work and my chances at New Designers!

I love the position Im in at the moment….I feel so excited!!


Three Weeks To Go

No answers in Rhyl I'm afraid!

Nevermind though because the installation is well on it's way, and thank God for the Bank Holiday because it gives me a whole day to get on with the tea set. (If I manage to get it done in one day I'll be thrilled but everything always takes longer than anticipated…..especially where embroidery in concerned.)

I also have my Viva Voce on Thursday which I'm pretty nervous about! Hopefully everything will go to plan and my tutors will be pleased with my progress. I'm just worried about how I will exhibit everything in my studio space, as this will not be the eventual installation area and won't show my work off to its best.


Bad Taste

I've had a really good week!! The fabric has been ordered so the tea set is well on its way.

I'm also in Rhyl this weekend- looking for kitsch, bad taste and tack!!

I am fascinated by all things bad taste…….but what is bad taste?

Is bad taste the same as personal taste? Is is what we wear? What we think and do? Is bad taste the same as naff taste? Can we live our lives in bad taste?………..Is a Corgi headed three dimensional Queen sitting at a table set for five bad taste or is it a tongue in cheek satirical view on our monarchy and the public perception on them??

Is a collection of Royal Memorabilia Naff, or is it a testament to an individuals patriotism?

Hopefully some answers will lie in Rhyl!



It's only five weeks now until my degree shows opens and I feel I should be more worried than I am. But I suppose it's because deep down I know everything will get finished on time. I ordered some modroc the other day so it should arrive any day now and once ive digitally printed my fabric I'll be able to finish the tea set. The only thing concerning me at the moment is the 3-dimensional fabric sculpture of the Queen- I need to finalise the pattern and make a mock-up before I can print my fabric and make the final thing. But right now I'm keeping positive, ask me in a couple a couple of days mind and who knows how I'll be!?