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

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

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