Promising book – Marimekko in Patterns

This book would have been useful for the

RESEARCH POINT – Investigate the “house style” of some designers and getting the balance right for brand style

Marimekko: In Patterns  by Marimekko

Through Amazon – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Marimekko-In-Patterns/dp/1452134049/ref=sr_1_44?ie=UTF8&qid=1413039727&sr=8-44&keywords=FINE+ART+TEXTILES

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Looks promising !… Storytelling through textiles book

OOOOO I wish this book had been published when I was doing the Message and Meaning section and Story Telling with text !!

Strange Material: Storytelling Through Textiles Paperback – 20 Nov 2014

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Strange-Material-Storytelling-Through-Textiles/dp/155152550X/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1413039100&sr=8-12&keywords=FINE+ART+TEXTILES

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Learning log magazine clippings – connected to – CRITICAL REVIEW Mathew Harris

Some magazine cuttings as initial research into the work of Mathew Harris for the critical review.

 

EMBROIDEERY MAGAZINE May/June 2009

Embroidery Magazine  May/June 2009

Embroidery Magazine May/June 2009

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EMBROIDERY MAGAZINE Jan / Feb 2014

REF - EMBROIDERY MAGAZINE  Jan / Feb 2014

REF – EMBROIDERY MAGAZINE Jan / Feb 2014

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PERSONAL LEARNING – wool felt pictures for gallery

 

At the same time that I was working on the Biomimicry assignment I had been asked by a small gallery owner in Cornwall to produce some felt textiles for her café shop/gallery.

These are what I produced in response to the local environment and scenery.

The four frames in a line

The four frames in a line

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Learning log clipping – connected to – Sustainability

Magazine clipping concerning Ethical Textiles – taken from the magazine JUST FOR TEXTILES summer 2013. The magazine is based towards the school curriculum but I have found it very useful as it includes articles that are relevant to my course work too.

Just for textiles magazine summer 2013

Just for textiles magazine summer 2013

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Learning log clipping – connected to EXERCISE – Telling a story

Some clippings concerning TEXT IN TEXTILESmag clipping text 1mag clipping text 2

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PERSONAL LEARNING – WORKSHOP – Pewter casting day and 2 days Resin casting

At this stage I am not really sure if I can take on the commitment for level 3 although I really want to. Two things that make me hesitant. I have not as yet had my work formally assessed and feel I should wait for the feedback but also the next level is self directed rather than me responding to a brief. At this point I have very little idea what I would like to do so I have attended some short workshops recently to get a feel for other materials and processes to see if it can spark an idea. They are not textile related but I am looking for something unusual to combine with my textiles.

1 – PEWTER CASTING using cuttlefish bone as a mould – I day at Ardington School of Crafts, Oxfordshire.

The cuttle fish was very easy to carve and the only real trick was getting some, or rather a pair there were even in size so when they were strapped together as a mould they were as tight as they could be to prevent the molten pewter from escaping. The singed cuttlefish was very smelly though !!

The pewter castings made from carving into a cuttlefish bone. Lovely marks from the cuttle fish that I could to ever have hoped to get if creating by hand. The circle is too thick really for what I wanted.

The pewter castings made from carving into a cuttlefish bone. Lovely marks from the cuttle fish that I could to ever have hoped to get if creating by hand. The circle is too thick really for what I wanted.

One idea was the incorporate a small section if pin weaving. Wrapped threads to give impression.

One idea was the incorporate a small section if pin weaving. Wrapped threads to give impression.

LOVE these ! they are only the over flow bits but they are wonderful pewter fish flakes !!

LOVE these ! they are only the over flow bits but they are wonderful pewter fish flakes !!

2 – RESIN CASTING –  Resin Jewellery designer Kathie Murphy. 2 days at Ardington School of Crafts, Oxfordshire.

I suppose this is a continuation on from the resin amulets that I made for the Working from Museums assignment. I want to find a way of encapsulating some of my textiles but I need to be able to sew it in.

Reminder samples from Working with Museums

Inspiration came from a single amulet standing on a light box and how static these items how now becomes where as previously they had been in constant movement as they were worn about the person.

Inspiration came from a single amulet standing on a light box and how static these items how now becomes where as previously they had been in constant movement as they were worn about the person.

These were sin bangles and moulds I made as an experiment to include a strip of text. The resin was "off" so did not work and so it was not included as a sample but I would like to develop this idea further.

These were sin bangles and moulds I made as an experiment to include a strip of text. The resin was “off” so did not work and so it was not included as a sample but I would like to develop this idea further.

 

These were my first attempts and actually I am very pleased with them.

Two resin bangles

Two resin bangles

Small painted stones

Small painted stones

I was delighted with this one and its given me an idea to develop further to combine resin circles and the idea of modern amulets as these bangles would incorporate messages of good will and protection of even a lucky charm that is worn about the body it can be encapsulated in the resin.

Monoprinted  scraps of paper and fabric that I kept over from the Biomimicry assignment 3. They look amazing in th resin as the paper absorbs the resin and becomes transparent.

Monoprinted scraps of paper and fabric that I kept over from the Biomimicry assignment 3. They look amazing in th resin as the paper absorbs the resin and becomes transparent.

These ones are not finished but they were an experiment to see how textile material worked in the resin. They are made as pendants and have a chanel in the resin to allow a waxed cord to go through but I think I could adapt it to take sewing thread etc.

The rubber molds cast around the model shape. So I made a positive to make a negative to make a positive.

The rubber molds cast around the model shape. So I made a positive to make a negative to make a positive.

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And finally small squares. I thought I could create an “amulet” in two parts. The first being a cube like this and then encapsulate this into a large bit of resin with channels as above to allow attachment of some kind.

Small squares to encapsulate and include in a bigger piece.

Small squares to encapsulate and include in a bigger piece.

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PART 6 – PREPARING FOR ASSESSMENT – samples on cards to send

WOW – I had totally underestimated how long this part would need to do. Haven’t been out of the house for 4 days !! just choosing the right work to make sure there’s a good mix and balance of prep work and samples, the better ones, from across the course. Plus labelling and sorting out the sketchbooks. Just about there now I think and these are the boards that I have chosen. I have also updated my blog with all samples so that the assessors can see I have not sent everything.

1 traditional materials

1 traditional materials

2 new materials

2 new materials

3 waste materials

3 waste materials

4 reuse and recycle

4 reuse and recycle

5 hand and craft techniques

5 hand and craft techniques

6 sustainable textiles - biomimicry 1

6 sustainable textiles – biomimicry 1

7 sustainable textiles - biomimicry 1

7 sustainable textiles – biomimicry 1

8 working from museuems  - building a portfolio

8 working from museuems – building a portfolio

9 story telling with text and imagery

9 story telling with text and imagery

10 messages and meanings

10 messages and meanings

11 enriching digital  samples

11 enriching digital samples

Part one of 4. Bodleian Library inspired textile work.

Part one of 4. Bodleian Library inspired textile work.

Part two of 4. Bodleian Library inspired textile work.

Part two of 4. Bodleian Library inspired textile work.

Part three of 4. Bodleian Library inspired textile work.

Part three of 4. Bodleian Library inspired textile work.

Part four of 4. Bodleian Library inspired textile work.

Part four of 4. Bodleian Library inspired textile work.

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PART 5 PERSONAL PROJECT – OPTION 2 – A site specific piece – VISUALISATION

I have been unable to upload the finished visualisation so I have included here the photos that I used/combined to make this possible.

Photo 1 taken as research - visitors are looking at the building but I will "fake" them looking at the work.

Photo 1 taken as research – visitors are looking at the building but I will “fake” them looking at the work.

Photo 2 0 use this photo of the work to combine with the visitor sample

Photo 2 0 use this photo of the work to combine with the visitor sample

Photo 3 - Blanking out the background in phototshop ready to combine the 2 photos.

Photo 3 – Blanking out the background in photoshop ready to combine the 2 photos.

 

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