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Unit 6: 1950's Embroidery

Added Apr 7, 2011

by Rikki Cade B...

Bedford, United ...






For my 4th project in my ND1 (national diploma year 1) in fashion and textiles, i was given the brief of creating a collection or: four A5 sized embroidery samples, and an illustration of what one of these samples could become. These all needed to be around the theme of the 1950’s. (I actually finished this project over a month ago but am only just getting around to up loading it.)

for this project I had to carry out research on the common prints and textiles which were popular in the 1950’s. as well as looking at the significant changes to the design world which came about during this era. from this research i found that instead of flower heads the plant structure was increasingly popular as was all things to do with the space movement. looking at 1950’s print designers helped me to develop my own ideas and create my own samples.
a lot of time and effort went in to creating these embroidery samples, which paid off as i got a distinction for the project.

Material Notes

embroidery hoop,
embroidery thread,
free machine embroidery foot,
water soluble fabric.




Garment Type
Other, Vintage
Cotton, Suiting, Tulle

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    Apr 9, 2011, 07.30 PMby emilywirt

    This is very cool! I love the designs. I want to get back into embroidery, but I’ve never tried designs like this.

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      Apr 10, 2011, 08.46 AMby Rikki Cade Battle

      thanks, i’d never done designs like these before either, only at collage we go through a massive design development stage which really helps to broaden your design ideas.

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    Apr 8, 2011, 06.25 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    i love this samples very very much!

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