Experimenting with Structure Stage 2 Exercise 4

When choosing the materials for the grids below, was a little difficult. I wasnt sure how they would come together.  The first woven structures is made using Loom bands and wooden skewers. Although only a small structure, it has ‘movement’, which i like.

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The second grid lost some of its rigidity, through the aquarium pipe. However, it kept its shape to a certain degree.
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The next woven piece was from an old christmas tree in the garden and different skrims. The branches were taken apart and using neutral colours, wove the skrim. It felt the most natural of all the weavings undertaken.
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The last woven grids used plastic from an old vhs box, cut into strips and woven with wool and wire. The results were quite enlightening as showed variations in depth and colour intensities.
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Did you enjoy inventing constructed surfaces? Were you surprised at the results?
when inventing new structures, i found my interest rising, as the results were so very different, in colour combination and most interesting was the surface design produced.

Can you see a connection between your choice of materials and the types of structures you made – regular, regular, small or large scale? Which samples worked best and why?

I found the materials, played a bit part in the design. I chose carefully, as to what colour combination would work. Most of the woven piece have worked well and give scope for further development. However the first pieces of weaving were the best made, due to  how rigid and closeknit. This quality outweighed the process that  took time to do.

How accurate were you in matching all the colours in your postcard
with paints? With yarns/other material?

I think my initial colours reflected the picture and were well matched. I managed to match the colours in my yarn, but not as accurately as the paints. This is probably because the collection i had didnt have certain colours. But this was an interesting part of the process, as the subtle colour variation lent itself to new ideas.

 

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About huggywitch

I have been doing textiles for a number of years and recently started my degree. I have always had an interest in theatre costume design and this is where my passion lie.
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