Experience

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.

Opera North

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.

Costume breakdown at Opera North- Mud and sweat stains
press to zoom
Costume Breakdown for Opera North WW1 Opera- Mud effect
press to zoom
Featured in Opera North's 'Tosca' Programme
press to zoom
Costume breakdown for Opera North's 'Tosca'
press to zoom
Costume breakdown for Opera North's 'Tosca'
press to zoom
Costume breakdown for Opera North's 'Tosca'
press to zoom
Costume breakdown for Opera North's 'Magic Flute'- Rust and sweat
press to zoom
Costume breakdown for Opera North's 'Magic Flute'- Rust and sweat
press to zoom
Costume breakdown for Opera North's 'Magic Flute'
press to zoom
1/2

Pinewood Studios

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.

Dyeing with Dylon Dyes
press to zoom
Textiles Print Method Inspired by Royalty
press to zoom
Costume Breaking Down- Inspired by a Meat Factory Worker
press to zoom
1/1

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.

Colour Matching and Dyeing Ballet Shoes
press to zoom
My Dyed Skin Colour Swatches and Mud and Sweat Stains
press to zoom
Colour Matching and Dyeing Ballet Shoes
press to zoom
Experimentation with replicating blood illusions
press to zoom
Experimentation with creating blood and bruises
press to zoom
Experimentation with creating blood illusions
press to zoom
1/1

Timorous Beasties

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

Timorous Beasties
press to zoom
Marking making textures for digital prints
press to zoom
Assisting screen printing
press to zoom
1/1

Hermione de Paula

Designing embroidery details for bridal gowns, preparing gowns for fittings, embroidering applique and beading.

Designing embroidery patterns for bridal dresses
press to zoom
Embroidery
press to zoom
Hermione de Paula
press to zoom
1/1