PART 5 PERSONAL PROJECT – OPTION 2 – A site specific piece – PHOTOS OF FINAL WORK

A collection of photos of the final textile work for the site specific piece at the Bodleian Library in The Divintiy Hall.

 

The final hanging collection

The final hanging collection

Scan of vintage aerial map depicting the Bodleian Library collection of buildings used as a digital print

Scan of vintage aerial map depicting the Bodleian Library collection of buildings used as a digital print

Printed onto a special fabric paper that has been made from recycled plastic bottles as a consideration to the sustainability aspect of the brief. The technique used is a contemporary version of the traditional technique of smocking but on a larger scale. As a reference to the association with books, black waxed book binders linen thread has been used to secure the smocking.

Digitally printed onto a recycled plastic based fabric paper. Holes have been cut to allow the light to shine through.

Digitally printed onto a recycled plastic based fabric paper. Holes have been cut to allow the light to shine through.

The smocking technique was inspired by the leather embossed markings on one of the books held within the library.

The triangle embossed marks inspired the smocking pattern.

The triangle embossed marks inspired the smocking pattern.

 

The back has been printed with a thermofax print of the stone carved ceiling.

The image used for the thermofax.

The image used for the thermofax.

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Made into a Thermofax screen

Made into a Thermofax screen

 

The reverse is hand printed and hand washed with colour.

The reverse is hand printed and hand washed with colour.

The second piece is the patchwork -again using the tessellating pattern in the carved stone ceiling represented in the hexagonal pattern. The same image was also made as a digital printed and printed onto the same eco friendly fabric and used in places. Other substrates are environmentally sound hemp and organic cotton and a hand made paper made from renewable crops to make it as environmentally sound as possible.

The image used for the tessellating pattern in the patchwork.

The image used for the tessellating pattern in the patchwork.

Patchwork of paper and fabric to replicate the tessellation pattern in the stone carved ceiling.

Patchwork of paper and fabric to replicate the tessellation pattern in the stone carved ceiling.

Taking the enhanced letters in manuscripts as inspiration some relevant words on the dictionary pages are outlined stitched to enhance their significance.

Taking the enhanced letters in manuscripts as inspiration some relevant words on the dictionary pages are outlined stitched to enhance their significance.

The patchwork is hand stitched as a traditional fabric patchwork would be and left “unfinished” to represent to evolution of the English Language remaining “unfinished”. It is secured in the corners with waxed linen book binding thread.

Word outlined stitched

Word outlined stitched

The same digital print used for the reverse of one has been printed onto eco friendly paper fabric and cut with a soldering iron to allow the light to shine through.

The same digital print used for the reverse of one has been printed onto eco friendly paper fabric and cut with a soldering iron to allow the light to shine through.

The 3 rd section included smocking and a digital design also.

Using the Library window as inspiration a digital design was made and printed digitally.

Using the Library window as inspiration a digital design was made and printed digitally.

The repeating photoshop design.

The repeating photoshop design.

 

The design printed onto stiff translucent fabric and the traditional technique of smocking is applied.

The design printed onto stiff translucent fabric and the traditional technique of smocking is applied.

Detail showing the wax linen thread used to secure the smocking technique.

Detail showing the wax linen thread used to secure the smocking technique.

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The reverse is quite interesting too.

The reverse is quite interesting too.

The final piece concentrates on dictionary pages used as a patchwork pattern and then scanned and digitally printed before hand pleating.

Used a inspiration for block layout for the patchwork design

Used a inspiration for block layout for the patchwork design

Using dictionary sheet as designwas made as a patch work and then scanned and digitally

Using dictionary sheet as designwas made as a patch work and then scanned and digitally

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The reverse of this was also considered as it has a nice rolling form similar to scrolls and only white stitching was sewn on this side.

 

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