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

Assignment Four: Reflections

What have I learnt over the duration of the two projects that made up Part 4 Yarn & Linear Exploration? The most obvious skill I have learnt by working through part 4 is how to spin wool into yarn. Whilst I am by no means an expert spinner, I am finding that with practice I … Continue reading Assignment Four: Reflections

Exercise 4.4: Deconstructing colour as yarn

The aim of this exercise is to select and explore new and appropriate making and deconstructing techniques to make lighter and more transparent qualities into yarns. The brief of this exercise is to the stripe designs created in Exercise 3.3 to inform material selection and then apply methods of deconstruction and reduction to capture the … Continue reading Exercise 4.4: Deconstructing colour as yarn

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

Review Point: Demonstration of creativity

The notes recommend reviewing the assessment criteria for the course at this point, in particular the criterion associated with the demonstration of creativity. Demonstration of creativity - Imagination, experimentation, invention, development of a personal voice (20%)OCA A Textiles Vocabulary Course Notes In Exercise 4.1, I found I was struggling to come up with yarns that … Continue reading Review Point: Demonstration of creativity

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