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blog - hayley chapman



hayley chapman
Fashion & Textiles BA Hons

Colchester School of Art


Specialisms: Textiles: Fashion/Interiors/Assessories





From studying several design subjects throughout my school years, hand craft has always been at the heart of my work. 

Inspired by my surroundings of the countryside and often combining this with other juxtapositional themes has allowed me to experiment with a wide range of processes for textiles.  Having just completed my final year studying BA Fashion and Textiles at Colchester School of Art, I created my final collection inspired by nostalgic childhood memories.  These memories were hand drawn and painted onto artwork for the use of screen printing. 

Using a variety of techniques such as flocking, foiling and discharging has enabled me to create layered, textured surfaces presenting detailed prints for the use of homeware, accessories and fashion.



 My collection concentrates on the nostalgia of storytelling echoing childhood memories of my Grandma's household and celebrates hand craft.  Hand painted illustrations and digital manipulation inspired by memories have been screen printed and layered, creating subtle nuances and colour mixes.

  Three themes have been explored including garden florals, potting shed geometrics and ceramic house-hold treasures which relate to places I have explored as a young child.  Uniting these themes has created a juxtaposition of the indoors and outdoors in adventurous bursts of colour which have been inspired by ceramics whithin museums and local gardens. 

Screen printing, foiling flocking and digital printing techniques have formed a range of surfaces that complement one another creating an energising and refreshing collection for interiors, accessories and fashion.



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previous posts;


funky flipflops!
ocean billet doux
jo mabbutt
designs on eggs
chinese new year 2018
doris - the tail end!
lucie dodd
dominic mckeown
tracy lowry
niamh weaves
sarah noble
amy edwards
art & the seaside
summer celebrations
celebration letters
spring cleaning!
susan adams 2017
valentine cards
chinese new year
mend it!
transferglaze dolls plates
halloween 2016
molly meadway
toys tea party
bridget davies art
emily rose middleton
alice godwin
francesca gibbs
sofia rufin
nicole ferry
marmaduke london
ewa's spring flower inspiration
bird house
susan adams
sarah appleton
four corners cafe
festive foiling
hilary beattie 2015
halloween 2015
England colours
pirate pedalo
doll's house patio
sarah van reenen
ali reed 
jannine knight
clementina's fishshop
flutter designs
bridget davies
  mothers day 2015
foiled boots
doris at Christmas!
kim thittichai
ewa morawski
nova & lorsten
autumn 2014
jennifer gould
hilary beattie
mary yanke
father's day 2014
doll's wardrobe
name it, mark it
all sorts of eggs!
transferglaze egg
appliglue t shirt
  doll's house furniture
appliglue glasses case
craquelure heart
valentine's day 2014 
  christmas 2013
  halloween 2013
  summer in the garden 2013
  getting ready for summer 2013
  spring 2013
  easter 2013
  mother's day 2013
  valentine's day 2013