Sunday, 24 November 2013

Facebook Page

Hi all!

Please follow me on Facebook and share the page!

My scarves will also be going live on within the next couple of weeks in time for some Christmas ordering! :) 

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Islington Contemporary Art and Design fair (ICADF)

ICADF went well!  My silk scarves were admired by a lot of people and I met some very interesting people! :) 

I will soon be selling my scarves online at so I will let you all know when that goes live! My silk scarves would make great Christmas gifts! Everyone needs something to brighten up the dull winter! :)

Here are some photos from the show and my stand that I shared with Rose Thomasson (

Monday, 7 October 2013

Silk Scarves

After printing the scarf must be steamed for a certain amount of time depending on the dye stuff used!  After this it must be washed to remove any excess dye and then can be dried to create the final product. I enjoy drying my scarves in the garden when it's nice and sunny! :) 

Print Room

I thought I would show you some picture from the print room and the general processes I use to create my scarves! :) 

It is important to get the silk stretched out and stuck down before printing! :) My green masking tape is super sticky! 
Here I am placing the screen before printing to ensure I will be printing on the right area of the silk! Tricky to do sometimes if you can't see through your screen to the fabric! 

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Day two in the print room!

Day two was very productive! Twenty three scarves printed leaving twenty to do on Monday!  It's great to see my ideas and creations becoming real!  Very excited to get down to London now! :)

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Print Room

First day of printing yesterday…5:30am start to get up and ready.  I had my acetates in a rather large tube, 114cm long to be precise.  I had my bag with my laptop and handbag contents and a smallish suit case with over night things and my print room bag.  Print room bag is the most important bag! Full of gum strip, masking tape, tipex, silk for testers, scissors and of course my notebook!  This is the travelling life of a printing.  It never stops and I do love it! Friends always ask where I will be and its always a mix.  Hard one to pin down I am!  

Here are some pictures from my day in the print room! :) 

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Facebook Page

I have now created a lovely Facebook page for everyone to follow to keep up to date with my business!  I will still be writing my blog but I will be posting more things on Facebook and having promotional benefits on my page.  Please like and share it!  Mucho love!

Dyeing fabric!

So yesterday was a crazy crazy day! In the dye lab 9am till 4pm with a short break! 45metres of silk dyed so that is the good news!  I also stripped and coated a few new screens ready for printing tomorrow!  Today has been a bit of an organising day for my days in the print room! I am off to pack up all my print stuff and get ready to travel down tomorrow.  My aim is to get at least 30 scarves printed  tomorrow! No pressure! I shall keep you up dated on my progress! 
Here are some lovely pictures of the dye lab and the work I did yesterday:) 

Friday, 20 September 2013

Scarf Production!

Everything is organised!  Silk has arrived...all 45 metres of it!  Dyeing all of it on Monday, that will be a long day in the lab!  The printing will take please next week and then it just leaves the finishing touches to do the week before the fair!  CANNOT WAIT! :) Shall keep you up to date with all my progress! 
Also please follow me on twitter for more updates! @ImogenThomson

Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair

Here is our lovely little invitation to ICADF 2013! I hope you like it! :) 

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair 2013

Some exciting news!!!! I will be exhibiting my work at the ICADF this year!! It's the 12th - 13th of October and the private view is 11th October 5pm - 9pm!  Very excited to get my scarves out there and see who I can meet!  My silk arrived today! All 45m of the stuff....dyeing it on Monday so that is going to be a LONG day!  Shall be printing next week as well! Everything is falling into place nicely! VERY EXCITED!  Shall keep you up dated with my progress! 

Mucho love! IT 

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Colour Mixing

I love to mix up my colour and patterns to have them popping together!  This pink and green print is one of my favourites and I feel it really works well with the yellow scarf! :) 

New Designers

Well well blog.  I feel terrible that I haven't really updated you since graduation!  Things have been pretty busy since then!  
New Designers was a wonderful experience! Met lots of lovely people and gained quite a few opportunities!  I have been back and forth to London for the past few months on business so finding the time to write has clearly been hard! I have been carefully planning things for the last few months and things are looking exciting!! CANNOT wait to get back in the print room! Shall we ordering about ten metres of silk this weekend and creation is going to happen!:) God help the bank balance after buying all that silk! 

Much love,

IT :) 

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Heriot Watt Fashion show 2013

It was so good to see my dresses on the catwalk for the fashion show at Dovecot Edinburgh! Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen! :)

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Degree show

Degree show is on Saturday 25th of May until Friday the 31st of May Open 10am-4pm everyday! (Closed Sundays)
The High Mill
Galashiles TD1 3HF

Degree show

And now for the sneaky peak of my degree show! :)

Sketchbook drawings

Here are some of my favourite drawings from my sketchbook that developed to inspire my final collection!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Needle punching and heat setting

To experiment more I punched wool, silk and polypropylene together. The wool and silk were punched onto the outside of the polypropylene which is a heat setting fabric. Once all three layers had been punched together I gathered one sample with thread and the other with dress pins to compare the outcome. The samples where then put in a oven for the required time and temperature. The results were very interesting with their textures changing and shrinking as well as the handle of the fabric changing.


Needle Punching

During my first semester of fourth year I had an innovation project to complete. I chose to push my process and fabric I was using by creating new and interesting textures to print onto. I created these new textiles by experimenting with a needle punch machine to combine fabrics and colours.