Monthly Archives: October 2013

Knit and Stitch 2013 – one quick thing on shibori

There will be other photos to follow but I wanted to quickly add this one as it struck me how similar it was to my Shibori sample. This was on the Japanese Connections stand TGQ2 and is by Yoko Kano. … Continue reading

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Sketchbooks – started them and will add to them

After attending a heat press mini workshop  at the Knit and Stitch show at Alexandra Palace I came away with lots of samples….what to do with them ? So I have started 4 sketchbooks, well technique books really using those samples … Continue reading

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PERSONAL RESEARCH – ART IN ACTION 2013

Another enjoyable year with lots to see and learn (and buy!) This year I tried to concentrate on the textiles first and not get side tracked with the shopping.  I went with the intention of looking out for traditional crafts … Continue reading

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EXERCISE – Textiles from the natural world.

BRIEF Use drawing and other media to articulate ideas for original textile creations inspired by the natural world. Focus on the most interesting idea and create experimental samples to communicate concept and thought process. Ideas are important more than a … Continue reading

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PERSONAL RESEARCH – Nature in Art gallery/museum

Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucestershire http://www.nature-in-art.org.uk Has a permanent display of art and artefacts inspired by nature.

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PERSONAL RESEARCH – Magazine article, Liz Cooksey, inspired by nature.

Found this article in Embroidery magazine July/August 2013 about a textile artist whose work is inspired by nature. The article is in my log file so I have just posted the front of it here. Its not her embroidered work … Continue reading

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RESEARCH POINT – TED talks – Janine Benyus / Biomimicry

RESEARCH POINT BRIEF – To watch 2 videos clips by Janine Benyus about Biomimcry. Look around and find some artefacts that have been inspired by nature. Take photos/make sketches. 1 – TED video clips http://www.ted.com/talks/janine_benyus_biomimicry_in_action.html Janine Benyus has a message … Continue reading

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PERSONAL RESEARCH – Fresh Air 2013 – sculpture exhibition

FRESH AIR 2013 – June 2013 Held every 2 years is an open air sculpture show in Quenington, Gloucestershire titled Fresh Air. I am very fortunate that this is only a few miles away from me and it never fails … Continue reading

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PERSONAL RESEARCH – ALICE KETTLE wanted needlelace flowers

TAKING PART IN A JOINT PROJECT WITH ALICE KETTLE TRADITIONAL CRAFT   / NEEDLE LACE Earlier in the year Alice Kettle made a request via her website for helpers to create some needle ace flowers for an installation she was creating for … Continue reading

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PERSONAL RESEARCH – HISTORICAL TEXTILE TECHNIQUES SKETCHBOOK PAGES

HISTORICAL TEXTILE TECHNIQUES SKETCHBOOK PAGES These are the pages of my sketchbook as the preparation for Exercise – Using traditional craft techniques. I needed to order all my cuttings and snippets properly so that I fully understood the subject.  

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