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Project 8 – Review

Q.  Did you enjoy inventing constructed surfaces?  Were you surprised at the results? A:  Yes I did enjoy this section of the course.  I wasn’t overly surprised with the results other than where I previously commented on the reverse side … Continue reading

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Project 8 – Stage 2, Exercise 4

This exercise involves making a rigid grid and filling some of the spaces to create solid and open areas. I started with 6mm dowel cut to size, against my initial drawn plan.  I then unearthed the Router, which had never … Continue reading

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Project 8 – Stage 2, Exercise 3: Ropes

Here we have been introduced to twisted rope making.  This is something that I have been doing for a number of years.  The manual suggests that we cut our thread length, tie the cut ends together, put one end over … Continue reading

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Project 8 – Stage 2, Exercise 3

We have been asked to select a shape, form a rigid outline and wrap, bind, interlace or criss-cross threads between the frame. Having read the next exercise I know that I’m soon to be making a rigid grid which, obviously, … Continue reading

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Project 8 – Stage 2, Exercise 2

In this exercise we are required to make a collection of hand-twisted ropes or three/four strand plaits or braids using different materials. I started by using this French knitting gadget to make some cords using Perle 8 cottons. It’s quite … Continue reading

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Project 8 – Stage 2, Exercise 1 Supplementary

Whilst getting my samples into some order for presentation for future assessment I was struck by this piece and how different it looks on the back. The curvy lines are much less obvious on the right side as the busy … Continue reading

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Project 8 – Stage 2, Exercise 1

Experimenting with structures This exercise is about structure and creating a warp and a weft using a variety of different items woven together. I started as per the course manual and cut two thick papers into strips leaving all attached … Continue reading

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