A Textile Vocabulary Influences Beyond the Coursework Submission

Not long after I packed up my coursework and posted it for final assessment I had the following exchange with textile artist Susie Freeman: https://www.instagram.com/p/B7kr5Osl_Z9/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link I felt it important to comment and put forward a slightly different perspective as it can be all too easy to jump on the bandwagon when it comes to a … Continue reading A Textile Vocabulary Influences Beyond the Coursework Submission

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

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