Where the Wild Things are

Where the Wild Things are

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Spin Expo Shanghai 2011

On the 2nd September I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to exhibit my work in the 'Next Generation' part of Spin Expo Shanghai. Myself and nine other Texprint guys were chosen by Sophie Stellar for the Spin Expo Travel Prize awarded at Texprint London July 2011.  

Texprint Stand- Spin Expo Shanghai 2011 
Copyright Harri Batty 2011

It was a wonderful experience, we had both opportunity to explore Shanghai as a city and embrace the inner workings of a large trend show. I am happy to say the Texprint 10 attracted interest from both Chinese and European press, as well as manufacturing and supplier connections were made. In many ways I am astounded by the reception we got and think we made very encouraging connections with China that will hopefully stand Texprint in good stead for years to come. So a big thank you to the Texprint team, Spin Expo organisers and Sophie Stellar for sending us half way around the world.

Shanghai Exhibition Centre

it was also very interesting to see al of the upcoming trends for the 2012 autumn winter season, we had a access to countless swatches and seminars that showed in detail what is coming up for the next cold season. 

Swatch from the WGSN stand

 Garment front from Trend Area.

Next week I will be at Premier Vision/ Indigo in Paris, if in the area please come and visit me and the other Texprint guys, I will have my complete collection with me and am very excited to see how it will be received. 

Graded Check
Copyright Harri Batty 2011
Please keep checking my blog I will update again once I return form Paris. For more information on Spin Expo, Texprint or Premier Vision/ Indigo check out their websites: 

Texprint have also published some articles on Knitters and our tip to China. http://www.texprint.org.uk/index.php/news#entry269

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Off to Shanghai

I'm lucky enough to be off to Shanghai, I will be exhibiting at Spin Expo in the 'Pulse' exhibition. If anyone is in that part of the world why not come and see my work as well as designs from 9 other 'Texprint Stars'. 
I'll be sure to blog a full report on my trip when I arrive back in the UK later this month. For more info on Spin Expo please visit www.spinexpo.com or www.texprint.org  

Monday, 25 July 2011

Texprint 2011

I have been a very lucky girl and was selected as one of the "star" 24 Textile Designers for Texprint 2011. The Texprint experience meant I had the chance to exhibit at Chealsea School of Art in the Triangle Building. Over two days we were introduced to multiple industry professionals and press. I throughly enjoyed the exhibitions and am sure I have made alot of exciting contacts. 

Sophie Stellar head of Spinexpo also selected me as one of the lucky few who will be sponsored to exhibit work in Shanghai. My work will be part of the 'Pulse' exhibition which show cases new talent in September 2011.

As it goes September will be a busy month, after returning from Shanghai the Texprint 24 all head to Premier Vision/Indigo in Paris. This is a oppurtunity to introduce ourselves and our work to the industry as well as being chance to sell designs.

I want to thank Texprint for the this wonderful oppurtunity and am very excited to be apart of the organisation which I am sure will act as a great platform from which I can launch myself into industry. 

For more information about Texprint and the other 24 designers please visit there website www.texprint.org 

  Texprint London 2011 exhibition
Copyright Harri Batty 2011. 


Monday, 20 June 2011

Where The Wild Things Are- Collection Pieces

Here's a few pieces from my current collection "Where The Wild Things Are" inspired by british birds and railway architecture fusing the two with the aim of creating an hybrid outcome. 

Inspired by the colourful Breast of a Bull Finch

 A series of decorative collar pieces and necklines

Collection Illustration- a way to inspire new swatch ideas 

Plentiful Platts, a contemporary take on traditional crafts   

A mixing of several techniques and colours inspired by the concept of creating a knitted hybrid. 

Thursday, 2 June 2011

We are putting our degree show up this week, why not come and take a look around to see what the Bucks Textiles guys have produced! Our exhibition is open to the public from Saturday 11th till Thursday 16th June 10am- 4pm in the Red Shed studios, Bucks New Uni. Failing that you can always pop down to see us at New Designers (part one) from 29th June till 02 July at the Business Design Center, Islington N1. All the textiles ladies would love to see you there. x     
Welcome to my blog spot, i hope that you enjoy browsing my design inspirations and design work. Harri x