Monday, 16 April 2012

1st Place Bradford Textiles Society Competition - Memoirs of a Sergeant - Matt Russell - ARTnTHAT


I entered the Bradford Textiles Society Competition where I produced a collection of print designs which were inspired by an antique book and memoirs of an Aberdeen Military Sergeant in the 1800's. For my designs I used innovative techniques, and methods but in a traditional style. 

 I was ecstatic to receve  a letter saying I'VE WON 1st Place & have been invited to their Award Ceremony and conference down in Bradford on May 2nd 2012  AND a generous cash prize - Just a few days before my 21st Birthday.

My print designs used his text, maps, hand writing, and photos to create a range of printed fabrics. You can see the full range of my designs in my blog post from October here.

For my entry to the Bradford Textiles Society, I began with my print design of the Sergeants hand writing, which I had created, developed and transferred into a digital format to be laser cut. Once the Leather was laser cut I printed a layer of Gold binder which added dimension to my fabric, seen below.

ARTnTHAT Print Design

Text transfered to digital format to be laser cut

Laser Cutter cutting my fabric

I then screen printed using Gold Binder to create a layered outcome.

Outcome: Lasercut leather and Printed Gold text

Example of my fabric in use - Interiors

Example of my fabric in use - Interiors

Example of my fabric in use - Interiors - Panel at end of bed

I am so pleased my designs were successful and to be part of this historic Society - The oldest textiles society in the UK. I have only the basic info at the moment but will be sure to put more info up and I find out more...

To find more about the Bradford Textiles Society  - Click here
For more info on the Award Ceremony in May - Click here

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