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I am a gypsy! having been born and raised in Yorkshire, England I left at 21 and lived in many places including Germany for 5 years. This resulted in my always striving to move on to the next level of my life. The one thing that remained constant is my need to create. Eventually I went back to university and graduated with a first class honours degree in fashion and textiles majoring in knitwear design. I am now back in Yorkshire and a professional in-house hand knit designer for a well known UK pattern and yarn company.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009


I was having a space issue and totally thinking I should invest in a light box instead of using the window to trace off my figurative silhouettes for my illustrations and came up with a combined solution. I designed this table to fit over existing furniture in my office/studio space, which laps over the window sill to allow the table top to be as big as possible.
...the shape was influenced by the sinuous curves of the Art Nouveau period (lol but actually I think it looks like bababeau! but without the fluff, see Swedish 70's cartoon)...I set the light box into the smaller area, emulating the offset rose from the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

...The light box is made up of 2 sheets of acrylic sandwiched together with a crochet jam! Thank goodness for my very clever dad who has made a multitude of furniture designed by myself and my mum over the years, and he never once looked at us as if we needed mental help! He even managed to make the light box lower layer removable so that when being used as a light box shadows from the crochet do not interfere with the tracing process.

...When the light box is switched on with the crochet intact, it makes a lovely mood light reflecting the pattern of the crochet around the room. (pictures to follow)

.... The whole table was made from off cuts and left overs from other projects including the paint, however the legs were new.

...so a big thank you to dad......more furniture ideas are in the process of being created.

1 comment:

Alison Friday said...

Great photography, your dad is very clever.