Ashe Design for Morrison clothing
31 Mar 2011
I have been trying to find this image for ages – it is quite old now – from about 2004. A studio clean up finally revealed it’s hiding spot! It is a print which I designed and was sold to Morrison (you all know who Morrison is by now!) I can proudly say that Kylie Radford (Morrison Director/Designer) is a fellow Tasmanian….So many good things come out of Tasmania! Ha Ha
Ashe “The Prints” Book!
28 Mar 2011
Oooooooh exciting! I have just got back my Ashe “The Prints” Books…and they are wonderful! I basically wanted to “wrap up” the textile design work I have completed prior to now. It’s been an enjoyable process to collate all my favourite prints together and package them so neatly. I’m about to clean about 30 silk screens off – so these prints will be archived for a while…perhaps they will come back to life at a later date…but for now…they exist only in this neat little book!
Ashe Girl Illustrations
26 Mar 2011
To accompany the new prints I’m currently working on, I plan to create a series of fashion illustrations which depict the Ashe girl. This is an illustration I made earlier this year using two of my print designs – “Thea’s Frangipani” and “Morrison’s Flower”. See next blog for more about the “Morrison Flower” print….
The Studio Nest
25 Mar 2011
The nest of inspiration….I love getting lost in my studio….surrounded by books, sketch books, pin ups, music, incense, coffee, coffee, coffee….!
Ashe design journals
21 Mar 2011
My trusty journal’s are full of ideas, sketches, schemes, plots and pictures…A quick sketch can capture the seed of a great idea…to quickly put it down in black and white so that I can return to the idea later and continue developing the threads….the initial sketch for the “waratah” image is here..along with cut outs and other scribbles…
19 Mar 2011
Ashe textile designs have always been heavily influenced by Eastern cultures – particularly Japanese and Chinese textile traditions. Another constant for me has been an interest in Australian motifs of Flora and Fauna – although – these can be tricky to work with…I don’t want to create kitsch “Australiana”!…So I have a challenge in trying to design surfaces which both contain an Oriental aesthetic and a sense of contemporary Australian design…Here is a “waratah” image I am “orientalising”…Some more development needed….but it’s getting there!
New Works for Ashe
17 Mar 2011
I’m very excited about the new work I’m creating at the moment. I’m completing my Masters Degree at Curtin University in Art, focusing on printed textiles. Being able to really focus on my area of specialisation, and having other great minds to help me along the way, is so valuable. As I progress through the work, I will post blogs to record my experimentation…I can’t wait to see where it goes…
My little Studio helper
14 Mar 2011
Working Mums know how much fun(!) it can be to juggle small children and getting that list of things to do complete…Today in my studio, my Son colour co-ordinated with my new stock, and discovered the joys of self reflection….let the good times roll!
04 Mar 2011
This is a snap shot of my print table surface on the weekend…I began pulling out all my favourite fabric swatches and playing with them…arranging them into colourways and interesting combinations…This group of textiles are now set to become archived – as I am embarking on a new set of print images and all my old silk screens will get cleared off. Stay posted!