~ PhD work-in-progress ~

Naomi Bailey-Cooper

Beading – growing crystals Part.2

Crystal growth on silk hemp

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Beading – growing crystals Part.1

I am back to growing crystals again (my graduate collection in 2012 was about growing crystals as embellishment) and it now seems more relevant than ever within the context of my PhD. This is a beading sample previously developed last […]

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Interview with LCF

Last week I was interviewed by LCF for their blog, talking about my PhD, opinions on sustainability, being funded by the V&A and my upcoming design residency in the Amazon Rainforest! Read it here: http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/fashion/2017/04/25/va-naomi-bailey-cooper-sustainable/

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Couture Tailoring Course

I have just taken part in the Couture Tailoring short course at LCF, learning some relevant techniques I can apply to my textiles samples as well as brushing up on my sewing techniques (in particular understanding facings properly for the […]

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AER 2017 Residency with LABVERDE in the Amazon Rainforest, Brazil

In July this year I will be immersing myself in the Amazon Rainforest, as part of a unique design residency! Read about the opportunity and my application here: Naomi Bailey Cooper is selected for AER 2017 Residency with LABVERDE in […]

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Wig making techniques Part.4

Glass yarn hand sewn into peace silk organza as embellishment using another wig making technique

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Wig making techniques Part.3

Photoshop colour manipulation of glass yarn, mimicking a feather embellishment

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Wig making techniques Part.2

A close up of my sample of glass yarn hand sewn onto silk velvet using a wig making technique

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Wig making techniques Part.1

Starting a sample with glass yarn hand sewn into silk velvet using a wig making technique

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Beading Part.4

More ‘beading’ this time hand cutting my own ‘beads’ out of leaf skeletons, backed on peace silk organza

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