Jersey Stitching Experiments Inspired by Alabama Chanin

One of the companies whose philosophy and style I admire is Alabama Chanin. Separate from the work created for Part 5 of my course, I made a series of swatches using a simple running stitch, appliqué and reverse appliqué. The design was loosely inspired by a collage I created earlier in the course in response … Continue reading Jersey Stitching Experiments Inspired by Alabama Chanin

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Assignment Five: My Capsule Collection – Reflections

I have found Part 5 of A Textile Vocabulary to be the most exciting and liberating of the module. I found Part 5 to be the most exciting and liberating of the A Textile Vocabulary module. I chose plants based on the fact that they had medicinal properties in Project 1 as it was a … Continue reading Assignment Five: My Capsule Collection – Reflections

Assignment Five: “The Fabric of Life” Capsule Collection – The Final Samples

The aim of Assignment 5 was to create a capsule collection of at least six fabric samples. As much of my previous work in this module has been on a small scale, I decided to make these samples around 50cm x 50cm and where possible wanted to make textured samples as again much of my … Continue reading Assignment Five: “The Fabric of Life” Capsule Collection – The Final Samples

Assignment 5: My Capsule Collection – Reflections on the Work so far

The aim of assignment 5 is to create a capsule collection based on the all the work in Part 5. As I had so many disparate elements and ideas that I liked I decided to create a design wall using cotton batting and pinned selections of my work to it to try to see whether … Continue reading Assignment 5: My Capsule Collection – Reflections on the Work so far

Project 2: Building a Response – Developing Yarn and Linear Concepts

The aim of this section of "building a response" is to develop yarns and linear concepts whilst working on the textile concepts from the previous blog post which can be found here. The first few yarns I created were spun on a drop spindle to experiment with how the colours from my scheme could be … Continue reading Project 2: Building a Response – Developing Yarn and Linear Concepts

Project 2: Building a Response – Developing Textile Concepts

The aim of this part of the project is to use the drawings from Project 1 as a source of inspiration to develop a series of textile concepts, using papers and other surfaces to develop material ideas, textures and structures. We are also encouraged to begin to explore ideas of material manipulation in conjunction with … Continue reading Project 2: Building a Response – Developing Textile Concepts