Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Photoshop Tutorial For Creating Realistic Embroidered Text

I came upon this website recently. It's a fantastic tutorial and will come in very useful for all surface pattern designers. It teaches you step by step how to create textured and embroidered text in Photoshop.

The link is below. Enjoy!


Saturday, 18 May 2013

Photoshop Tutorial For Creating Repeat Patterns

I happened upon a website that has a fantastic tutorial which is a must for all surface pattern designers. It teaches you step by step how to create repeat patterns in Photoshop.

The link is below. Enjoy!


Friday, 17 May 2013

Hand Embroidered Commission Pieces

I mentioned recently that I was commissioned to make two hand embroidered pieces. One was to celebrate a wedding and the other a christening. Unfortunately I was unable to get photographs of the completed pieces, however, below are photographs of the samples pieces I created prior to commencing the final embroidered commission pieces.

In the final pieces I used more decorative text that is used in these samples. The christening piece is completely hand embroidered, whereas in the wedding piece I used applique techniques to create the wedding rings using vibrant synthetic fabrics which where secured in position initially with bondaweb [an iron on adhesive sheet] before being machine satin stitched into position.

As you can see the text on these samples is a little uneven. I had used an embroidery hoop when embroidering the text on these pieces and this has pulled the fabric unevenly. When I embroidered on the final pieces I used an rectangular embroidery frame and this ensured that the text would be even.

I hope you like them.

Friday, 10 May 2013

New Photoshop Samples

Below are a mixture of photoshopped photographs. I have used The image of Deborah Harry to give the viewer the perspective as to the scale of the wallpaper samples and the images of Diana Dors have been used to show my print designs in a fashion based context. I Hope you like them.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Commission work

I am working on 2 commission pieces at the moment. Both are embroidered pieces, one for a Wedding and the other for a Christening. When they are completed I will post them so watch this space!