So it’s been a good few months since I’ve touched this blog and plenty has happened since then..I went to Nepal..and ended up staying for 3 months. Taught English in a government school in the village of Ghandruk in the Annapurna region. Trekked during monsoon season whilst being drenched by heavy downpours and sucked by relentless leeches. Experienced the suffocating commotion of Asan tole, Kathmandu on a Saturday evening and got my luggage lost by my airline in Mumbai on the way home (no worries, I got it back 3 days later).

Back in Auckland now and a few updates..firstly my Beautiful Bones collection is now for sale on Spoonflower.

Secondly, I’ll be relocating to my new personal design-based website where I’ll be sharing heaps more ideas, images and inspiration.

Hope to see you there!


Beautiful Bones

November 24, 2010

Jessica Soon "Beautiful Bones"

Beautiful Bones is a digitally printed textile collection designed by Jessica Soon.

Capturing the celebration of the richness of life, this textile collection is inspired by the vibrancy of Mexican Dia de los Muertos (Day of the dead) festivities and the whimsical folk-art of Alfonso Castillo Orta.

As an amalgamation of digital printing and freehand machine embroidery, Beautiful bones pays homage to artisanal tradition and embraces the balance between machine vs. hand-made.

Creative processes involve hand-drawing repeat patterns, digital manipulation through Photoshop, fabric printing with internet-based company Spoonflower, then re-working designs using machine embroidery to add the final heightened level of detail.

Jessica Soon "Beautiful Bones" - Sirenas gold

Jessica Soon "Beautiful Bones" - Cenotes Azure

Jessica Soon "Beautiful Bones" - Flor de Muertos

Jessica Soon "Beautiful Bones" - Fiesta Gold

Jessica Soon "Beautiful Bones" - Cenotes Cerulean

Jessica Soon "Beautiful Bones" - Viva la Vida

Jessica Soon "Beautiful Bones" - Sirenas Lilac

Jessica Soon "Beautiful Bones"