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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.

SUPPLEMENTARY WORK (FOR WHOLE ASSIGNMENT)

I was told that my presentation was poor, so tried to reassess this. However, having totally dismantled everything with a scalpel (as everything was stuck on with PVA, a lesson i have learnt not to do in future), one i … Continue reading

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PROJECT 10 – a DESIGN PROJECT

My last assignment was encouraging, with a lot of useful advice. When I started this course, the focus was witchcraft, but felt source material was limited. So I thought of an associated theme which was mushrooms and spores. This led … Continue reading

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Artist insp

http://virginiakoster.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/update-at-last.html One website visited was by Virginia Koster and shows an embroidered box from a tutorial out of Beginners guide to embroidered boxes by Janet Edmonds.  It is highly décorated and resonates with my own work. I feel this is … Continue reading

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ASSIGNMENT 5

My last assignment was encouraging, clearly showing my improvement. But was told to use the coursework as a guide not literally. Assignment five has allowed me freedom to develop (as there is little course structure) enabling me to produce stronger … Continue reading

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STAGE 4 MAKING YOUR TEXTILE PIECE

Can you see a continuous thread of development from your original drawings and samples to the ­final designs? My last assignment was encouraging and has allowed me to have the confidence to develop and produce a strong body of work, … Continue reading

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Assignment 4 – Reflective commentary

REFLECTORY COMMENTARY Hand twisted cords and braided cords was difficult to do, because instructions weren’t read properly.  But having grasped the technique got carried away with construction. Overall, the results were pleasing with many variations of colour and texture. Having … Continue reading

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Stage 4 Developing design ideas into weaving

The picture from the moodboard was used to create the colour combination below. It was ‘painted’ with wax, using the technique encaustic art. The colours merge together, but using the iron I was able to create texture. The woven piece … Continue reading

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Project 9 Stage 2/3 Basic Tapestry Weaving Techniques

The first piece of weaving I have ever done and a source of amazement at the simplicity of how fabric is created. The piece is tight and shows strength. It was made on a child’s loom and was time consuming … Continue reading

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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’, … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Structure Stage 2 Exercise 2/3

twisted ropes/cords Various materials were used for the cording and braiding. The structures formed showed some interesting colours and textures. Patterns emerge from within the structures, and could be adapted for a woven piece. Generally the results are good, but … Continue reading

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