I have had extensive textiles experience at a diverse range of well-esteemed companies such as, the Royal Opera House, Pinewood Studios, Opera North, and Timorous Beasties. Please scroll down to see examples from all of these companies.
Diverse range of breaking-down techniques on: costumes, accessories, props, millinery and shoes. A variety of temporary and permanent dyeing and printing techniques, such as Dylon dyes, hot dye baths, Rosco paint dye, shibori, stencilling, printing, expandtex, foiling, mud and sweat effects using dyes, fuller earth dust application, and mixing wet and dried blood effects. Attending fittings and meetings with Designers and Directors and taking the notes, assisting and preparing costumes for fittings.
Learning a more in-depth knowledge of the variation of textiles techniques required for film and theatre. Developing colour matching and technical white dyeing, incorporating numerous print techniques to replicate diverse textures. An extensive variation of permanent and temporary breaking-down techniques on garments such as sand-paper, stanely knife, cheese graters, Schmitz mud dye, dylon dyes, patch dyeing, blood effects, airbrush techniques, printing methods.
Royal Opera House
Dyeing and printing onto lycra and stretch fabrics for ballet, dyeing and matching skin tones on lycra, creating mud and sweat stains, dyeing and colour matching ballet shoes, replicating blood cuts, gun shot wounds, blood drips using permanent dyes and print pigments.
Assisting mark making for digital print designs, screen printing cushion for Liberty London, assisting screen printing fabrics and wallpaper, stock taking, dismantling shop staging and organising deliveries
Hermione de Paula
Designing embroidery details for bridal gowns, preparing gowns for fittings, embroidering applique and beading.