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A Creative Approach: Assignment 5 – Tutor request and response.

Project 10 – Tutor suggestion. In the feedback I received for my Sugar Addiction theme and final project for A Creative Approach my tutor has added the following note: May I suggest that you briefly discuss initial thoughts for completing … Continue reading

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Assignment 5: Project 10 – Review

Q:  Can you see a continuous thread of development from your original drawings and samples to the final designs? A:  Yes I can.  The original concept became simplified, from five sections to three, very early on in the process.  This … Continue reading

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Project 10 – Stage 4 Sugar Addiction Finale !!!

Making my textile piece. The brief for Project 10 is to create a textile piece based on the theme we chose back in Project 7.  We do not have to complete it but we are required to look at an … Continue reading

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Project 10 – Stage 4 Final Confections

A couple more vibrant confections I’ve stitched. The green area in the left hand picture is padded and domed.  The purple flowers on the right are raised over plastic tubing with a bead inserted in the top of the tube.

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Project 10 – Still exploring Pavlova ….. and other sugary feasts

In a previous project 10 post I showed a photograph of a magnificent pavlova; white, crystal crunchy outer surface, foamy melt-in-the-mouth centre, topped with cream and ice-cream and surrounded by blood-red coulis and dribbled with strawberries.  Even if you don’t … Continue reading

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Project 10 – Stage 4 Further Progress

A few more machine parts: These cogs are made from sandwiched sheer blue fabric with grey organza.  Gold painted Vleisofix has been used to fuse the layers.  They have then been hand stitched and attached to the background with brads … Continue reading

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Project 10 – Stage 4 Moving Forward.

My machine layers have been cut from pelmet Vilene, painted and covered with dyed fabric.  The piece here has had some painted Vleisofix ironed on, with the paper being removed just before it had gone fully cold.  This has meant … Continue reading

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Project 10 – Stage 4 Experimentation

All along I’ve had the idea of adding texture in some form to the layers on my sugar processing machine. Last year Isobel Hall came to Australia and taught extensively. She uses a great deal of molding paste in her … Continue reading

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Project 10 – Stage 4 Getting Started

Section 1 (left hand panel) I’ve done a reasonable amount of wet felting in the past but nothing where I have had to produce a piece matched to a particular size and design.  Generally I’ve placed my fibres and silks … Continue reading

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Project 10 – Stage 3

Developing my design. Below is my real-size working template for the project. It is a clear uncluttered model and individual samples for each of the three sections have been worked on. I have in mind the packaging and freighting of … Continue reading

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Project 10 – Stage 2 Focusing on Theme Book work

My collection of source material for machine construction includes the following: The original drawing on the left by Michael Clayton has been further worked and finished by Jeff Wilkson on the right.  Here I am particularly interested in the dials. … Continue reading

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Project 10 – Stage 1 A design project

Reviewing my work so far. This stage is concerned with reviewing samples and techniques done throughout the course with a view to working towards creating a coherent textile piece  My final piece will be based on my theme of Sugar … Continue reading

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