All images © to Olivia Owens.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013


Gorgeous handmade POM POM CROWNS made by Linear Outline! 

Visit to purchase one.

Friday, 21 June 2013


I purchased an Instax Mini just before going to New York,
 here are some of the photos i took with it! They are so
 cute and such a lovely keepsake. I cant wait to take more
 photos with it over summer!

Friday, 14 June 2013

Yesterday I received my grades for my FMP and Degree Show Project and I got a 1st! and the highest percent mark that i have ever received at uni! I am very proud of myself, all the hard work paid off! 

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

So Ive not posted for a long time as I have been so busy! Ive recently just got home from a week in New York which was AMAZING! My work was being exhibited at Surtex trade show which was a fantastic opportunity! I also had chance to work on the Cleveland College of Art and Design stand at Surtex too. I will be uploading some photos from my trip to New York very soon!

After arriving back from New York I had my Degree Show to set up at CCAD. The work exhibited is my Final Major Project, which is a collection of printed and embellished surface design for Fashion. Everybody's work looks fantastic and shows a lot of talent! I am very proud of my work. 
The Show is open to the public until Saturday the 15th June so come along and have a look!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Front Row Society Competition

I entered two of my designs into the Front row Society Competition for a scarf design, i would be so grateful if you could have a look at the designs I entered and vote for me! The links for my designs are below..


Friday, 22 March 2013

An update on what I have been up to recently!

Embroidery development on a final fashion fabric sample.

Digitally printed habotai silk.

Result of experimenting in the dye lab with various fabrics and dyes!

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Friday, 8 March 2013

A CCAD Textiles and Surface Design blog has been set up to record all of our work and progress leading up to our degree show which will take place in June! Follow the blog to be updated with all of the students exciting work! 

Monday, 25 February 2013

Dissertation Feedback

After a very nervous wait I finally received my dissertation feedback this morning! I am so pleased with my feedback, and was marked just 2% off a 1st grade. I am very happy with my mark and very proud of myself! 

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Monday, 11 February 2013

Friday, 8 February 2013

I've been pretty busy recently beginning the design development process of my Final Major Project! I have been creating fashion layouts from my drawing, and developing them into koda traces for screens so I can begin sampling. I've also began sampling with embroidery and using some of the gorgeous threads and beads that I received from my sponsor from Hobbycraft. This week I have also spent a lot of time in the dye lab experimenting with dyes and fabrics to create the perfect colours for my collections. I will update you with more photos next week! x 

Friday, 25 January 2013

This week I attended a lecture by photographer Richard Whitehead. He spoke of his fascinating careers and experiences since graduating university, showing us photographs which he had took during his life experiences. The lecture was very interesting and I loved hearing of his experiences, which he brought to life with his photography. His website shows many of these photographs which I recommend you to have a look at! 

Monday, 21 January 2013


I work part-time on a weekend at Hobbycraft and the store has kindly decided to sponsor me for my Degree Show and Final Major Project which is fantastic! They have supplied me with various items which I will need to help me with my work and Degree Show.

Gorgeous threads and beads which match my mood and colour perfectly! Can't wait to begin embroidering with these! 

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Perfect weather for taking photographs for my current project! 

Monday, 7 January 2013

My mood board for my current project. 

Working on my drawing for this project.