Category Archives: ASSIGNMENT 1 -Drawing, Mark-making and Stitches

The object of the exercise here is to make marks onto paper, using various mediums and various techniques

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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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 3 -learning log

Fashion today is influenced by the past, and draws from both traditional and contemporary designs. During Elizabethan times fabric was not readily available and reused to make new clothes and invariably new designs, where designers reinvent the ‘wheel’.   Historic … Continue reading

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Creating Shapes and 3d forms – research

RESEARCH POINT I have chosen to research period costume against the modern counterpart of theatre costume. Fabrics used in period dress were limited and depending on your social status governed what you were able to wear. Penalties were imposed on the … Continue reading

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Assignment 1 Reflectory commentary

Mixing and matching the colours ‘worked’ together, but feel that more work was needed. Seeing the actual colour was difficult and held me back. After experimenting it became easier and I became aware of elements, previously missed. Watercolours were the … Continue reading

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Stage 4 A larger sample

Assignment Mixing and matching the colours ‘worked’ together, but feel that more work was needed. Seeing the actual colour was difficult and held me back. After experimenting it became easier and I became aware of elements, previously missed. Watercolours was … Continue reading

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Project Two Stage 6 Using Thread and Stitch

I chose a photo of a peacock (however when cropped it didn’t save). Using this part of the picture was used to create a textile piece. Using denim and felt as the base. cretan stitch was the main stitch used, the design produced shows … Continue reading

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Project Two Stage 5 Stitches which create textures

For this exercise I used an Aubrey Beardsley illustration Merlin Taketh the Child as inspiration. I found this to be full of ideas everywhere you looked. The black and white made me see beyond the parameters. Taking part of the picture … Continue reading

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Project Two Stage 4 – Preparing to create textures

  Cross reference Sharp marks 1st Row 2nd left Cross reference Slow Marks 1st row Middle Cross reference Sensuous 2nd Row 2nd Left Cross reference Slow Bottom Row Middle Cross reference Bumpy Marks 2nd Left Bottom Cross reference Sharp Marks … Continue reading

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Project Two Stage 3 – A sample

The picture I chose was of an engraving. Artist unknown, as a very old picture I had from years ago. I studied the engraving and made a drawing based on the marks found within in the picture. This produced a … Continue reading

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