Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Design Tool of the Week

Well hello there, long time no speak! It's finally got to that time - the week of Central's Summer Ball... The crunch time of almost 4 months work! Things have been pretty crazy around here, if any of you follow me on instagram (@rachelemmagood) you will have seen various picture updates of me being buried under tree branches and fabric and such like. But anyway, in the midst of busy designer beeing I thought I'd just share my love for the king of all materials...

Willow is a really cheap and versatile material and is a set designer's best friend. You can use it as a structural base for large scale sculptures or smaller decorations and it looks great as it is or covered in fabric (this is starting to sound like a sponsored post: I promise I am not in cahoots with a network of willow trees). 

It's often used to create puppets or large set pieces, but this time I'm weaving lots of branches together to make this spherical centrepieces:

They have been really fun to make (with only minimal shouting and frustration in the beginning) and I can't wait to see them hung up in the air and lit up with fairy lights! 

That's it for my geeky designer love, I'll be back in the world properly next week after it's all over! Wish me luck.... 

x Rachel 


  1. Good luck! I'm SO excited to see some pictures - sounds like you've been working ridiculously hard on it!

  2. I hope it all comes off without a hitch! I'm sure it will look pretty fantastic and like Vic above I cannot wait to see a sneaky peek :-)

    Jem xXx


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