Tuesday, 29 November 2011

The First Stockists of Louise Collier Designs

The first of the Louise Collier Products hit CCAD Folio shop last week, very exciting news! It was especially exciting to see someone walking around wearing one of my headbands only a day after it had been on sale.So things are going well I'd say, "Business is booming" more stock to hit the shop tommorrow, lots of uni work to be getting on with and less than a month to go before christmas.
I'm wondering wether to do some festive novelty knits for the shop too?
So far this is my display in the shop on church street, Hartlepool..
And heres what to expect in the shop tommorrow..
All Hand-knitted,
Wool Sponsered by
Bobby Davison Wools,
101 Park Road,

Money raised to go towards 2012 Cleveland College of Art and Design Fashion Degree show!
Headbands Priced at £6.25
Collars £12.50
and Mug Cosies- £3.75

All handknitted with love,

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The sponsored knitter returns..

Yes, you heard it, I’ve been sponsored an enormous amount of wool by the lovely ladies at Bobby Davison Wools, Hartlepool.  The craft morning last Wednesday went really well and after speaking with Folio (the recently opened art shop for Cleveland College of Art and Design, Church drive, Hartlepool) I have decided to make a few crafty bits and bobs to sell in order to raise money for our 2012 Fashion Degree show.
Exciting! Except, i will quite possibly be knitting for the rest of my days with this lot..

So I’ve been busy making and embellishing knitted headbands, collars and mug cosies. Each design is unique and I have combined the kindly donated wool with love, creativity and sparkles (especially for the festive period). Just some of the delights to hit the folio shop tomorrow!..

As well as getting the knitted beauties ready for the shop tomorrow I also have a heck of a lot of uni work to get done before we break up for Christmas holidays… in a little short of 3 weeks time!
So I’d better be cracking on with it!
Best wishes,
IlashFashion x

Monday, 14 November 2011

Busy Bee

..yes I have been a very busy bee.
I'm now well into our next project at university which is to design luxury lingerie for Tallulah Love
Pretty Exciting!
I am doing a vineyard inspired collection so looking at beautiful vintage shades of green and purple.
My sketchbook is overflowing with samples using a variety of techniques including embroidery, knitting with ribbon and various threads, printing and silk painting.
I have uploaded another document on issuu.com if you're interested and want to peep some of my ideas.

Amongst the studies I've been keeping up the knitting, oh yes! Plenty of knitting. This time I've been going mad for knitted headbands, for next years fashion show we have to be very pro-active and fundraising mad. With Christmas fast approaching the fashion girls decided to get crafty and make some items to sell to raise money for the fashion show, so on Wednesday we will be putting on a craft morning making odd pieces of jewellery, embellishing my many headbands and crafting other various items. 
Watch this space. 
As always, Best wishes,
ILashFashion xx