Wednesday, 4 March 2015

JPG at NGV

When I was in Melbourne I managed to visit the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria! It was amazing, well worth attempting to go twice before actually managing to get in, and queueing for an hour before it opened on the last day! It was incredible to see the range of his creations, and the work that went into each piece was super inspiring!
 

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Melbourne.

A few weeks ago I met my family in Melbourne on their way to come and see New Zealand with me! It was my first time in Australia and I had an amazing time! Such a cool city and loads going on, I only had time to see a small part of it, and am already dreaming of going back sometime and exploring more of the suburbs! I had a day wandering around the city centre, went to Phillip Island to see the penguins and wallabies (adorable!), saw the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the NGV, and took the tram down to St Kilda!

 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Society6

I decided to play around with the pattern I designed for the Printed Village Morocco competition so I put it onto Society6! Its so awesome to be able to see your designs on so many different products, they have bags, duvet covers, shower curtains, phone cases, clocks and loads more! You can see all the different items here if you want to be nosy!



 

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Head Scarves.

I've been making more scarfs to add to my Etsy shop, experimenting with a few more patterns, I love how the results are different each time with hand dyeing, definitely makes it more exciting! Once I have sold some I'm hoping to get some more fabric and play about with making some bigger pieces!


Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Snaphots.

This week has been super busy! I am going to Melbourne for a few days this week to see my family (I have been away from home for nearly a year now!) and then we are coming back to New Zealand to explore for about a week, so I am MEGA excited! So this week has been full of working and trying to finish things off before I leave!

One of my plans for the New Year has been to read more, since I have more time in the mornings and have been waking up early with the sun, I have been having some quiet reading time with my coffee to start the day! This week I read 'Start something that matters' by TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie. If you fancy an inspiring business/life book then I really recommend it. I found it really interesting and easy to read, full of awesome stories! 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CharlotteRigby
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CharlotteRigbyI have been dyeing more fabrics to make some more scarfs for my Etsy shop. Its actually really fun testing out different colours and experimenting with patterns and techniques, and waiting to see how they turn out!

Monday, 2 February 2015

Morocco.

Printed Village runs a monthly scarf design competition, and this month the theme was Moroccan Doorways. I used inspiration from my trip to the Alhambra to create the designs. I haven't done much (or really any) digital pattern design before but I wanted to have a go, so I did some doodles in my sketchbook and scanned them in and messed about to create these two patterns! You can see all the entries here, there are some awesome designs!
 

Friday, 23 January 2015

Etsy Shop!

I did it! I finally opened an Etsy shop! You can check it out here if you fancy, and I've also put a handy link on the side of my blog! So far I've made 7 headscarves, and I have fabric left to make a few more, and plans for a few different designs and patterns! They were super fun to make, I did lots of experimenting first, but then kind of played around with colours and layers for each one, seeing what worked. So each scarf is completely unique! Let me know what you think!