We had the wonderful Miriam Hackett in the Photo Studio taking pictures of her final collection for the Fashion Design & Technology course at Manchester Metropolitan University.  We loved her designs, prints and the materials that she used.  We’re looking forward to seeing what she’s going to create in the future!

We have the awesome Haus of Pins in the laser studio today making up cases for September Girls new release set to come out on Cassette Store Day on the 7th September.  We’re loving the etched card and PINS case designs.

We have the awesome Haus of Pins in the laser studio today making up cases for September Girls new release set to come out on Cassette Store Day on the 7th September.  We’re loving the etched card and PINS case designs.

We love it when we get to have a creative chat with the people that come into our studios and it’s even better when we get to see what happens with the work after they leave us.

To celebrate and promote this year’s Manchester International Festival, key festival sponsor Bruntwood have launched New Work All Play – a unique digital experience produced in collaboration with Manchester based creative studio The Neighbourhood.

New Work All Play is a multiplatform experience encompassing digital installation, projection mapping, online, animation, user interaction, and social media. Clues as to the physical whereabouts of the physical installation will be released via Twitter to allow more adventurous followers to discover its hidden location.

We recently had the pleasure of meeting these guys as they came in to laser cut their 3D design out of card which would then be made into an installation featuring a giant head structure onto which a rich body of content is projected onto it ; MIF footage past and present, bespoke animation, and Manchester life at work and play.  We’re always amazed by the interesting ways people use the laser machine to create unique objects and mix different technologies.  We’re definitely inspired by this one!

We had the ace Made Boutique in today using the laser cutter to cut their material so they can appliqué them onto their garments.  Look at all lovely materials they’ve used.  To check out what happens to these pieces, take a look at their website here.

We had Elinavi in the Photo Studio the other taking images of her work for her website.  These pieces are hand painted and are inspired by Persian paintings.

Love these shots of the behind the scenes at the Ciara Clark Photo Shoot taken in the Freds Studios last week taken on film (which is ace) by James Horwood

Laser Ideas : Why not personlise you’re things with a laser?

Laser Ideas : Why not personlise you’re things with a laser?

For more info on our visit to Lionel Dobie Project check here.

Doing some Jelly Lens Testing

Last week we had an exciting afternoon of Moon Portraits, using laser cut mountboard, in the Freds Photo Studio taken by our resident photographer Elle Brotherhood.

It was really interesting to see how people interacted with the moon and we’d like to thank everyone that got involved.  The final photos will come out soon!

They are the first of many open studios where the public can come in and get an unusual portrait taken of themselves, keep your eyes peeled on the @FredsStudios Twitter for the next ones!