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Project 2 – Stage 6 Colour Study

My tutor has asked me to analyse this piece of work, my post 30th October 2011, from a colour study perspective. Red and green being opposites on the colour wheel are described as complementary colours.  An interesting terminology ‘complementary’.  So … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: A Reflective Commentary

Overall I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the start to this course and, looking back, I’m amazed at how much work I have done since starting.  One of the main things I have realised is how unfocused I had become in my textile … Continue reading

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Project 2 – Review

Q:  Do you feel happy with the work? A:  Yes I do.  I didn’t skimp on any part and I put a lot of time and effort into each exercise. Q:  Do you prefer working with stitch to drawing?  Can you … Continue reading

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Project 2 – Stage 6

Using thread and yarns to create textures. The brief was to take one of our drawings, enlarge a small part of it and work from that picture.  The idea was to choose threads and yarns in the same colourway and proportions as the … Continue reading

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Project 2 – Stage 5

Stitches to create texture. We were asked to choose a stitch and trial it both  densely packed and then in a random fashion, in different directions and in a variety of threads and yarns.  The aim was to see how light plays on … Continue reading

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Project 2 – Stage 4

Preparing to create textures. Drawing ink and salt. Texture samples This picture from the first project was made using inks on a very thick textural paper.  Salt crystals were then sprinkled on to the surface and left until the piece … Continue reading

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Project 2 – Stage 3

A Sample. For this exercise I chose to concentrate on one of my new feature bathroom tiles.  They have an overall interesting curvilinear design shape with smaller geometric squares also featured.                 I started with … Continue reading

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Project 2 – Fabrics

In the introduction to project 2 there is a section entitled Fabrics where the idea of experimenting on different fabric backgrounds is mentioned and dyeing our own is suggested.  I looked through the fabrics I have dyed over the last couple … Continue reading

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Project 2 – Stage 2

Exploring marks & lines through stitch techniques. In this sampler I’ve tried to show the effects of differing threads both standing alone and abutting others to build a more solid line. Threads used include hand-dyed silk ribbon, crewel wool, Perle … Continue reading

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Project 2 – Stage 1

I enjoyed the preparation for getting into the stitching part of the exercises.  It gave me the opportunity to wade through my stash of goodies and remind myself of some of the fabrics and threads that I had not realised … Continue reading

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Project 1 – Review

Stage 4 – Working from Sketchbook Q. Which images are particularly rich in texture? A. I’ve chosen a reel of Perle cotton which has many layers of thread wound by machine but it is interesting to look down between the … Continue reading

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Stage 3 – Exercise 2

This was fun to do.  Having looked at some of the heavy textural marks made by van Gogh (the floor area in Chair with Pipe (1889)) and Gustave Caillebotte (the street in Paris, A Rainy Day – Intersection of the rue … Continue reading

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Stage 3 – Exercise 1

I took this photo whilst walking in the bush below my house several weeks after bush fires went through.  Australian native trees are remarkably resilient and can weather huge amounts of heat and burning.  They will stand for a long while … Continue reading

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Exercise 4 – Other ways to make marks

Variety of stamped images I thought I would try out some commercial and homemade stamps.  The prints above have been done with screen printing ink as it is very thick, easy to apply, doesn’t run and gives an excellent result. … Continue reading

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Exercise 3 – Playing with different media

These were fun.  I was surprised how crumbly they were. This is the first time I’ve used these on paper.  They soak in fast but can be partially reactived using the blending solution.  Personally I prefer to use them on metal shim … Continue reading

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Exercise 2 – Tonal Study

It has been interesting to see just how fast, or slow, different pencils blunt and what changes that makes in their mark-making.  The charcoals in particular can create quite a different look depending on whether a charcoal pencil, compressed stick … Continue reading

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Project 1 Exercise 1

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