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Mending Project: Lee’s Denim Jacket

It’s a little embarrassing to admit that some of my strongest memories of my last year at university are of trips to its town centre to go thrifting. Highcross, Leicester is home to a wonderful little pocket of charity shops and boutiques, no doubt thanks to being a ten minute walk from two universities at […]

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Personal work

Making a Card Game in Two Weeks

A case study about a card game a friend and I made in a little under a fortnight.

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Clothing Personal work

Repairing a military canvas bag

I’ve been struggling quite a bit to write introductions for these articles. There’s an invisible compulsion that I have to use the first section to entice you, the reader, into continuing to the end of what I write here. And to achieve that, I need some kind of preamble with a ‘hook;’ some anecdote or […]

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Upcycling a ruined turtleneck

This article is first and foremost a warning to make sure you properly read the care instructions for delicate clothes that you happen to care about.It is secondly about making something out of a turtleneck you shrunk in the wash because you didn’t properly read the care instructions. For Christmas last year, I got a […]

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Thrifting at Brick Lane: 22/08/20

Brick Lane is one of my most beloved London haunts. I made my first visit on a trip organized by my then-college, UCA Rochester, to collect visual inspiration for projects. In the years since, however, the area has grown on me for its vibrant thrifting culture. Thrifting has many appeals, from the way it extends […]

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Mending Project: Levi’s 501 Beaters

I am more or less an avowed fan of buying clothes without pre-distressing. In today’s climate of low sustainability and pushes for the clothing industry to become more carbon neutral, distressing clothes shortens a clothing’s lifespan and serves to make it thrown away that much quicker. This is especially true for denim, where pre-distressing increases […]

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More practice repairing

Hand stitching, I’ve found, takes practice as a skill to maintain. Rows become noticeably neater as your hand memorises the motions, the minute manipulations of your needle. I’ve caught myself on occasion wishing for my clothes to tear, just so I have something to stitch up. This week, my father brought me a pair of […]

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Mindhunter and the expressiveness of Dress Code

During the Covid-19 lockdown, I’ve binged the first two seasons of Netflix’s Mindhunter, a historical drama about the birth of criminal pyschology and profiling during the late 1970s to 1980s. While there are many aspects of the show that captured my interest and inspired thinking long after I had finished the first two seasons, one […]

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Freelance Professional Work

Designing a Twitch-y, Kitsch-y logo

An online friend of mine commissioned me to create a logo for his tabletop character. The character in questioned is named Rawkit, a death-defying, gadgeteering superhero that makes money by streaming himself playing videogames and fighting crime. To match their bombastic personality, their logo had to be: Colourful / Loud Easy to read at small […]

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Darning a cotton jumper

This orange jumper I own is not a very good piece of clothing. It’s somehow capable of failing to keep me warm and making me sweaty at the same time. The cotton structure is now so stretched that it loses its shape only one or two wears after it’s washed, the elbows distending and the […]