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: 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

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: 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

Exercise 4.2: Experimental Yarns and Concepts

The aims of this exercise are to: explore colour translation and development in yarn design and makingexplore textured and unexpected materials in the creation of yarn concepts and designs Colour placement and composition The aim of this section is to develop a series of yarn designs that push the colours in the chosen palette: how … Continue reading Exercise 4.2: Experimental Yarns and Concepts