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Leigh - Textile Designer & Artist - London, UK

Lisa Leigh

London, UK

Services

Textile Designer & Artist

Summary:

After completing: a Textiles Foundation (Morley College),
Intermediate Interior Design (Idea Store,) & gaining a D/D for a Level 3 BTEC National Diploma-Art, Design, Fashion & Textiles, plus a C & G in Soft Furnishings I'm now freelancing

Work History

Artist's Assistant

SequinKay

From May 2013

Temporary post-working on a sequin encrusted skull for an Exhibition of The Mexican Day of the Dead.

Southwark & Camberwell London.

Embellishing clothing & Accessories

Freelance Designer

AD-HOCK Hand stitching embellishments onto clothing & Accessories and fashion design drawing-some machine stitching & marketing involved.

Senior Support Worker/Senior Care Assistant

Various Care organizations

Many years of residential & community care undertaken prior to changing career direction into art. design & textiles

General assistant

Freelance Tattooist & Artist

AD-HOCK Marketing, admin, support & general assistance given to a Freelance tattooist.

Design Crew member

Events Design Crew -High profile weddings & events in Mayfair

High profile weddings & events in Mayfair-decoration & set up of events including:
Floral arrangements
Table arrangements
Visual displays
Backdrop
Chair covers & bows

(Printmaking) Learner Volunteer Support

Visual Art Department of The Idea Store

Projects

Interiors Mood Boards

Interior Decoration & Soft Furnishings Mood Boards

Interiors Mood Boards

Various Interior styles-please check for updates

The cosmos, Divine Spirit into Matter-Exhibition Pieces, Morley Gallery June 2014

Interiors-Decorative Soft Furnishings, A COSMIC SANCTUARY IN THE CITY

This collection is based on The Universe, Consciousness, our true Self, Divine Spirit, Astrology and Male/Female union. It attempts to resonate on spiritual & soul levels-in recognition of the cosmos, our spirit & as a tribute to the sacred ancestors.

Techniques-
* Devore Screen-print & Dyes
* Hot Wax Resist, Discharge, Dye, Stitch & Embellishment

UNIVERSE Textiles Foundation Final Major Project

Textiles Foundation Final Major Project-a working progress now completed for the exhibition at Morley Gallery, June 2014

Events

High profile events & weddings in Mayfair
Floral arrangements
Table arrangements & decorations
Visual Display
Backdrop
Chair covers & bows

The Matrix-Conceptual Headwear Project

Fantastic project taught by Jane Smith a high profile Milliner & wonderful lady.

I used the matrix codes as the main inspiration for this headpiece which consists of:
* Black velour, buckram & wire
* Hot glue gun,inks, fibre optic cables
* Ball chain
* LED's

T-shirts

Bespoke Shibori & Screen printed, Discharge & direct painting T-shirts

The Matrix-Textiles Designs

Using limited colour & fabric palettes,I created designs that were influenced by the Matrix movie & interrelated scientific theories.

Designs are on fabric & paper



Textiles- Sculptural Fabric Forms-Coral & Marine Life

Stitchery-Dissolves, pleats, tucks, ruffles, ruched forms in Organza, Satin and threads

ARABIAN NIGHTS-Conceptual Project

Model of an art exhibition themed 'ARABIAN NIGHTS'

MOOD BOARDS & FASHION DESIGNS

These are the the first ones I did-more will be added later based on interiors/stage design

ART 2013

Mixed media-various work

ART

Mixed media artworks

ARTWORK

Some of my artwork-mixed media

RE-USE BAG

Bespoke designer hand stitched, bonded transparent plastic shoulder bag

'FANTASIA' Embellished Batik

Bespoke hand crafted-Sumptuous vibrant meditative wall art-turquoise, cerise and purple embellished batik mounted on stiff card

Curtain Samples

90% Fine hand stitched fully lined curtains with mitered, weighted corners and cord pockets made to a high standard.

Indigo Dye samples

Indigo Dye samples-more to be added soon-various colour combinations available

'PHI & THE UNIVERSE'

Bespoke hand designed/produced Space Dyed (multi- layers of pink & purple) natural fabric (approx 1.5mtrs)-Screen printed with repeat navy & red angled spirals.

Variations tailored to your requirements are available-please inquire.

'PHI'

Bespoke hand printed -gold hemmed fabric Screen-printed stencil with a large sectioned spiral in purple, pinks and white-can be used a runner, hanging, throw or converted into a bandeau.

Stencil still available to printed on a textile of your choice in your preferred colours


'INDIVIDUAL'

Silver fabric Screen-printed runner with image of a face in indigo, crimson & burnt orange-can be used as a throw or wall hanging

ARTWORK

Some of my artwork-mixed media

Dye & Discharge samples

Early samples of dye & discharge samples

TEXTILES SAMPLES

Samples of various textiles techniques

STAINED GLASS REVERSE APPLIQUE

Bespoke Reverse Applique sample- A4 size
Black fabric framed stained glass panels of organza & chiffon in royal blue, red, indigo & blue layered, stitched & cut.
Can be framed or used as a fabric panel for a textile of your choice.

Variations of your choice specifically designed to your requirements.

SPACE MANDALA

Bespoke, delicate blue & silver mandala hand cut repeat screen-printed & hand painted onto a mystical pink & purple space background (hand repeat dyed).

Specific variations designed to suit you available upon request.Choose the stencil type, colour, size and colour scheme of dyes.

PHI-SPIRALS

Bespoke hand cut stencil screen-print of 3 x repeat large spirals in indigo, cerise and white upon a gold hemmed fabric background.

Variations designed specifically for you available upon request

'THE CITY'

Photo stencil (4x repeat) of The City skyline in metallic oyster on pale aqua nylon.
This bespoke piece is delicate and subtle.

'CANARY WHARF AT NIGHT'

Bespoke giant hand cut double stencil of gold city lights in Canary Wharf, on an indigo cotton velvet background-hand stitched, mitered corners-designed to be made into a roman blind, giant throw or wall hanging.
The main stencil took 4 days to cut.

Variations designed specifically for you upon request.

'SPACE & PHI'

Bespoke hand cut stencil screen print of repeat boxed spirals in midnight blue & red on a repeat space dyed purple natural fabric background. Variations designed for you available upon request

'INDIVIDUAL'

Oil pastel screen-print, printed with System 3 & acrylics in indigo, crimson, sienna and purple on a silver hemmed background fabric-can be used as a runner, wall hanging etc.

CANARY WHARF AT NIGHT

Bespoke hand cut giant double stencil which took (4 days to cut) of Canary Wharf's bright nighttime lights.

Indigo cotton velvet with gold & white print mediums-can be made into a blind, throw, wall hanging etc.
Different background fabrics and colour available &/or other stencil designed to your specific requirements upon request.

SPACE MANDALA

Hand dyed fabric-layers of colour (repeat dyed) with delicate repeat mandala hand cut stencil screen-print with hand painted details.

Shades of purple & pink with blue & silver print

''THE CITY'

sample- repeat photo screen-print-oyster acrylic/textile medium on pale aqua nylon

Qualifications & Certifications

Intermediate Interior Design

Idea Store

TEXTILES FOUNDATION

MORLEY COLLEGE, LONDON

CITY & GUILDS LEVEL 1 IN SOFT FURNISHINGS

MORLEY COLLEGE, LONDON

BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA LEVEL 3 in ART, DESIGN, FASHION & TEXTILES

The Institute, East Finchley

Screen-printing on Fabric & Batik

TOWER HAMLETS LIFELONG LEARNING

Crisis Skylight, Commercial St, London

VISUAL ARTS and ITC, Food Safety

EGYPTOLOGY

BIRKBECK UNIVERSITY, BLOOMSBURY, LONDON

Crystal Healing and Reiki

TOWER HAMLETS LIFELONG LEARNING

Spirituality, History, PoLitics, Metaphysics, Holistic Healing, Arcane Sciences, Tarot

Home Schooled

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