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 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