Friday, 31 July 2009

Unit One: Range of Celebrity Inspired Laptop Covers: Amy Winehouse

Celebrity chosen: Amy Winehouse
Palette: yellows/ reds/ greys/gold / black/ white
Techniques Used: print/ knit/ embroidery/ Photoshop

-Swingtags designed on Photoshop inspired by Amy Winehouse's Lyrics and the Lyrics of her musical inspirations e.g. The Ronettes 'Be my baby'. Themes of obsessive love and meltdown in the tags can be seen as representative of Amy's life.

-Tags also reference Amy Winehouse tattoos

- Some embroidered tags are Amy Winehouse quotes

- Relation and inspiration from Sir Walter Raleigh's poem "My Last Will" also representative of Amy Winehouses sad life. Oxford University students were asked to compare Raleigh's writings with those of Winehouse's therefore research led me to this inpiration.

My Blog has Moved House and Changed Name

Originally I was working on Wordpress but wasn't getting on with it too well and eventually stopped posting altogether. I've decided to give blogging another go and had a slight tweak of name, 'Handmade Theories' not 'Handmade Theory' anymore! Plural times!

Ok so I plan on updating you with the work I have done in my first year of Uni at Manchester Metropolitan where I've been studying Textile Design for Fashion. I admit to being a bloody bad blogger (tongue twister there) but will get on the case!

Let me re-introduce myself, Hannah Exall.
From Birmingham, living in Manchester
Love fashion, music, art, history, travelling

... and as you may have gathered quite the geek