Final Reflections on A Textile Vocabulary

Looking back over the work completed for A Textile Vocabulary, I feel that I have developed a number of skills that go beyond the physical creation and manipulation of textiles. I didn't rework my sketches particularly from Assignment One as I felt that I needed to focus more on my translation of them into textiles. … Continue reading Final Reflections on A Textile Vocabulary

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

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

Research: Artists inspired by medicines – Susie Freeman and Pharmacopoeia

The first artist, Susie Freeman, who is inspired by medicines was recommended to me by my tutor in my feedback from assignment four. According to her artist statement on the Rowley Gallery website, Susie Freeman's work involves "trapping tiny objects in a delicate web of filament." Whilst much of her work investigates what we would … Continue reading Research: Artists inspired by medicines – Susie Freeman and Pharmacopoeia

Exercise 4.3: Re-interpret, re-invent

The aims of this exercise are to: employ colour and mood translation in materials and yarn sourcing and yarn developmentexplore, re-invent and re-interpret an approach to building structure are small- and large-scale design conceptsresearch and keep technical notes on your making processes The brief is to develop a series of yarn designs and simple textile … Continue reading Exercise 4.3: Re-interpret, re-invent