Textile Embellishments: Italian Quilting

Textile Embellishments Italian Quilting Before I talk about the technique I’ve developed for my bags, Italian Quilting I’m going to tell you a bit about where my love of textiles came from. I became familiar with the textile embellishments Italian Quilting and Trapunto when I was a student at Middlesex University. I would spend hours in the library devouring two books in particular, Lanvin and Geoffrey Beene. They both used trapunto quilting on their creations and…

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PROCESS

Crafted is our first brand aesthetic and at Pamela_P HQ the crafting process is something we really love. I develop all of our processes through prototyping them. It’s a very long, labour intensive undertaking but when I’m happy with the results, and can use them, then it’s worth all of the effort. I was really inspired by the Art Deco period when I was designing the embellished bags. The style of the period, with its…

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The Importance of Pattern Cutting in Creating Collections

An article written for UTELIER. What is a Fashion Designer?…a Pattern Cutter What is a Pattern Cutter?…a Designer I think you may have guessed by now, that I’m a bit of a pattern cutting geek. As a fashion student in the distant past, I really looked forward to the mandatory, weekly, pattern cutting lessons. These valuable sessions really peaked my interest, and enabled me to create some technically challenging garments for my course work. It…

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