Creating repeating patterns with blocks of colour to describe surface pattern, form and structure.
stitching wire, twigs and sticks into fabric and other substrates to create added structure and manipulate form.
working with salvaged materials and utilise space within connected materials.
Using metals and aluminium foil in samplings, twisting the material, sewing it into materials and papers and applying it onto 3D forms.
theming natural objects like leaves, twigs, shells and stones to create patterns, designs and exciting forms.
manipulation of natural materials for example, stripping bark off twigs and using grasses to work like yarn or string.
the use of wrapping yarns to demonstrate stretch, growth, movement and tension.
using texture and colour in yarn, wires and threads to create an emotive thought or memory.
The use of colour in yarns and wires to demonstrate depth and form.
using fine thread and a considered line in webbing to suggest organic growth and slow movement.
|Student name||Penelope day||Student number||515242|
|Course/Module||Textiles 1 Mixed media for textiles||Assignment number||1|
Lovely to talk to you today Penelope. Thank you for your submission of work i enjoyed looking through it. It was interesting to discuss the elements that you enjoyed doing, it was clear to me what they were.
You have clearly worked hard. It is great to see your commitment to your studies, well done.
You presented your work beautifully and it was easy for me to look through all your samples.
There were elements of your blog that i found hard to navigate. Maybe have a quick look over all the pages.
You explored the elements of this assignment very well. You discussed that you thought your early samples were rather basic and you felt you were just doing what was being asked of you from the document. From this reflection you successfully worked more into the next group of samples, taking more time to explore the process and materials.
You tried a large variety of materials and techniques. You managed to create some very interesting tactile pieces, exploring surfaces, patterns, openings, layering, stitch……
Moving forward we discussed the idea of being more extreme ( but still keeping the sensitivity you have) So being bolder or more fragile. Having samples with very large elements or maybe very small details. We also discussed layouts and placement with your samples. It could be that a sample is filled with ideas or it could be there are areas of quiet. Motifs or areas of interest could just be in a corner or edge of a sample rather than all over. Play around with these ideas.
Your sketchbooks worked really well. Your photographed your sampling and then drew in a variety of ways from your samples. It was great to see you being so experimental in the ways you approached each drawing. Sketchbooks were very inspiring, full of ideas for colour, form, suggestions of pattern etc…….
Be careful that some of your pencil drawings do not become too scribbly. You seemed to get a better sense of form/ pattern/ abstraction from some of the coloured pencil and pen pieces.
Although these sketchbooks were really successful ( and in a way i don’t want you to change things ) we also talked about you working with a sketchbook in a more organic way, so including photos, drawings, sketches of forms , sketches of ideas you might have, sample ideas, yarn, stitch ideas, fabrics…..images of designers/ art that inspired you……. Maybe try developing a sketchbook like this in one of the other assignments and see if it works for you?
Pointers for the next assignment
You are working really well Penny and producing some exciting work. Keep the enthusiasm going.
Think about a variety of scale in your sampling.
I intend to introduce some samples on a larger scale in future assignments.
What contemporary artists/ designers are you interested in? It would be good to start to look at this as it will help you to develop your own personal voice in regards to who you are as an artist/ designer.
I will introduce more of my preliminary sketches as well as artists and designers that inspire me in my sketchbooks in the future
Be selective with what you send me for the next assignment. You can photograph beautifully the ones you don’t send.
I will send only the very best, the ones that i am really pleased with in the future
|Tutor name||Jenny Udale|
|Date||16th may 2018|
|Next assignment due||16th august 2018|
Demonstration of technical and visual skills– materials, techniques, observational skills, visual awareness, design and compositional skill
Quality of outcome– content, application of knowledge, presentation of work in a coherent manner, discernment, conceptualisation of thoughts, communication of ideas
Demonstration of creativity– experimentation, invention, development of a personal voice
Context– reflection, research, critical thinking