Assessment Notes – Assignment 5 Reworked

Following on from my tutor's suggestion, I have added a "Patient Information Leaflet" to my capsule box the contents of which I have included below. As recommended I have also added images of work which was inspiration for my samples together with the finished sample to better link my work with that of textile artists. … Continue reading Assessment Notes – Assignment 5 Reworked

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

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

Research: William Morris Textiles at Standen House

Although the course handbook encourages us to look at contemporary textile artists, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit Standen House and study the vast number of textiles created by William Morris this National Trust property contains. The gallery below shows a selection of the wallpapers and textiles designed by William Morris. I was … Continue reading Research: William Morris Textiles at Standen House

Research: Artists inspired by medical conditions or anatomy

Faig Ahmed Faig Ahmed's tapestries are inspired by the idea of DNA mutating. He creates "mutated" creations that tap into his fascination with genetic research amongst other sciences. As my condition is caused by a genetic defect, I find Ahmed's interpretation of DNA alterations intriguing. The use of something that is highly ordered and creating … Continue reading Research: Artists inspired by medical conditions or anatomy