Anna Breathe.

I live in Stroud, Gloucestershire, in term time I live and study in Plymouth.
To contact me, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Professional interests

 

I am a Textile Practitioner, Designer-Maker, inspired by nature and its natural geometry which influence how I design patterns and individual pieces. My Steiner schooling cultivated my creative development from a young age through art and crafts such as hand knitting, sewing, drawing and painting.

Skills

 

Creative & Specialist Textiles skills:
Primary & Secondary Research
Ability to pick up on & follow a trend
Drawing, Painting, Printmaking → Linocut, Woodcut & Etching

Creating Colour Palettes
Repeat pattern design

Screen printing:

  • Stripping a screen

  • Coating and Exposing with a light-sensitive emulsion

  • Printing with a range of binders: Translucent, Opaque (Superwhite), Pearlescent, Metallic binder and powder, Puff, Flock and Foil adhesive, Discharge Paste & Devore Paste

Vinyl → garment films
Sublimation printing
Fabric & Yarn Dyeing → Dylon & Procion MX dyeing, Natural dyeing including Indigo & Turmeric, Disperse dyeing and printing, Acid Dyeing

Embroidery → Hand, Free-hand Machine & Digital
Crochet
Knitting → Hand & Machine
Tufting → Hand & Machine
Sewing → domestic, industrial, overlocker

Garment Pattern Cutting

Bookbinding & Papermaking

Cold Glass → Cutting, Sandblasting

Hot Glass → Lampwork

Resin Casting & Polishing

Silversmith Jewellery Making

Ceramics

 

 

Computer Skills:

Working with Apple Mac & Windows computers
Scanning & Printing

Digital & film photography
Adobe Suite → particularly Photoshop & Illustrator, learning Indesign
Microsoft Office → Word, PowerPoint
Google Software → Docs, Slides, Sheets
Creating a Website → using wix.com

Product Photography with both a Sony & Canon DSLR

Rhino & using a 120W Laser Cutter

Contex scanner

Beginner in AVA Software

 

 

 

 

Recent Projects

 

Currently: Final Project for Second Year: Natural Colours, 18th March - 28th May 2019

Live Brief with BCT: Designing a Tile, January - March 2019

Colour Project: Nature's Romance, October 2018 - January 2019

Final Project for First Year: Plant Paradise, 16th April - 21st May 2018

 

Pattern Project, 28th Feb - 29th Mar 2018, I did artist research, colour palette design, used Illustrator, repeat pattern, sublimation printing, silk painting, quilting, garment films.

 

Made in Plymouth, 30th Jan - 28th Feb 2018, Souvenir Project, Primary and secondary research of Plymouth and ideas for souvenirs, colour palette design, used Illustrator, laser cutter, digital embroidery, Dylon dyeing, linocut printing, pattern cutting, sewing.


Tessellation Project, 2nd Jan - 19th Jan 2018, sandblasting glass, vacuum form mould making, laser cutting, resin casting, machine knitting, silicone casting, plaster of Paris casting, woodwork - cutting with a bandsaw.


Christmas Collection, 6th Dec 2017 - 2nd Jan 2017, primary drawings from life, design for screen printing and sublimation printing prepared in Photoshop, foiling, flocking, puff binder, vinyl, felting, machine knitting, machine embroidery, hand embroidery, shibori dyeing using Dylon dyes.

Education

 

Plymouth College of Art (PCA).

2017 - 2020

  • BA (Hons) Textile Practices Degree

 

Gap Year.
2016 - 2017
 
  • Independent Study: A2 Mathematics (C).
Part-time courses: 2017.
  • Intermediate Jewellery Making at SGS.
  • Pattern Cutting and Sewing Techniques at SGS.
Part-time courses: 2016.
  • Printmaking at SGS.
  • Innovative Mixed-Media Textile Design at SGS.
  • Drawing and Painting at Pegasus Art.

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS).

2014 - 2016

  • UAL Extended Diploma in Art and Design Level 3.

  • (Second year - Specialised in Textiles). (Merit).

  • UAL Diploma in Art and Design Level 3.

  • (First Year). (Distinction).

  • Part-time course: 2014 - 2015, Intermediate Jewellery Making.

  • Independent Study: AS Mathematics (A).

Wynstones School.

2004 - 2014

  • GCSEs in June 2014:

  • English Language (A),

  • English Literature (A*),

  • Mathematics (A),

  • French (A),

  • Fine Art (A),

  • Music (B), 

  • Science (A),

  • Additional Science (B) .

Part-time: Jewellery Making and Independent project.

Work experience

 

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Bovey Tracey Craft Festival.

June 2019

Presenting work to industry Clients.

March 2019

Jewellery Commission.

December 2018

Selling and working a Christmas Stall.

November 2018

Exhibiting work. Stroud College (SGS) Part-time end of year exhibition 2017.

June 2017

Exhibiting work. Stroud College (SGS) Fashion show and End of year exhibition 2016.

June 2016

I made a collection of three outfits that were modelled as part of the Fashion Show and displayed as part of the exhibition. The theme of the collection, 'Scilly Botany', was inspired by plants in Tresco Abbey Gardens, Isles of Scilly.

Exhibiting work. SIT Select Festival Textile Trail 2016.

May 2016

After a trip to Rome, I designed and made a coat inspired by the trip and displayed it at Victoria Works, Chalford.

Exhibiting work. Stroud College (SGS) End of year exhibition 2015.

June 2015

I made a skirt based on the theme, 'Moments of Movement' and displayed it as part of the exhibition.

 

Assistant. Gallery Tresco Placement.

April 2015

 I helped out at the opening night and with some cataloguing of art pieces. Gallery Tresco is an arts gallery on Tresco, Isles of Scilly.

Selling work. Pop Up Shop.

December 2014

I printed imagery onto wood and sold two pieces.

Assistant. Mann Jewellers Placement.

Feb 2013

I had a week's work experience placement at Mann Jewellers in Stroud, where I set out the window display and assisted around the shop and with customers.

 
Commissions.

Summer 2012

I received four separate paid commissions to make three rings and a pendant.

References

 

Becky Dodman: PCA Textiles Tutor.

Andy Finebaum: A level Math's Tutor.

Please contact me using the box below for my references' contact information.