Reflection Reflect on what I’ve learned over the duration of the projects; what I’ve gained from observing and developing materials and textiles. The greatest insight I obtained throughout the exercises is how drawing can function as a jumping off point rather than an end-point in itself. Appreciating this intent behind drawing is freeing and allows … More Reflection

Assignment Two

Brief Develop a series of three stitched pieces showing: a sense of repetition, variety of scale and a placement design. Piece #1 Piece #2 Piece #3 Sketchbook All my sketchbook pages relating to this project are here. Choosing Imagery The stitched plastic piece from Exercise 2.3 intrigued me: the serendipitous discovery that the straight lines … More Assignment Two

Exercise 2.3 Drawing with Stitch onto Paper

Drawing with stitch onto prepared paper surfaces. Sample 1 Pineapple Spikes Drawing Substrate I put loops around the snipped paper to mimic the overall shapes around the pineapple skin spikes: I wasn’t happy with this. It lacked the ‘scrappiness’ of the drawing and the fine detail. Using a finer thread to add more stitches was … More Exercise 2.3 Drawing with Stitch onto Paper

Exercise 2.2 Paper Manipulation Library

Translating to surfaces and textures. Here are my first thoughts/brainstorming list, as well as the papers chosen and the result of manipulating them. Drawing 1 – Edges and Seams (Coconut Inside) Paper Options Potential Treatments Translucent – Tracing Paper Drips, Watery Delicate – Tissue Paper Watercolour Paper Layering Tearing Laminating Melting Dipping, Dripping Wetting Results … More Exercise 2.2 Paper Manipulation Library