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Assignment 3 – Presentation boards

Above: Back of following board.

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Assignment 3 – Sketchbook work

Preparing and logging trials, plans and experimentation for workshops within this section. Knotted nets Interleaved book pages and knitted netting from paper strips Knitted nets Sampling for stitched nets Wire woven net – planned layout & materials Manipulating / heat … Continue reading

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Plant Dyeing with Kirsten Ingemar

I enrolled in this natural dyeing workshop as my own personal ‘bonus add-on’ relating to the manipulated fabric works in Assignment 3.  How lucky that this opportunity came up at this time. Kirsten Ingemar, visiting Sydney from her property in … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 – Reading material

The manual recommends Experimental Textiles by Kim Thittichai as a source for this section of the course. I already had hot textiles, her earlier book, and didn’t see a significant amount of different techniques in her new publication so I … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 – Review

Do you feel that your finished samples fulfilled your expectations and fully explored the topic of reveal and conceal, light and transparency? In several of the stage 2 workshops in this assignment I made what I would consider to be … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 Stage 5 – Second Sample

Translating ideas into samples I really enjoyed the colour scheme of my first sample piece so decided to use a similar colour palette but increase the prominence of my focal colour. I chose some open weave furnishing fabric samples in … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 Stage 5 – First Sample

Translating ideas into samples Here I am looking at different aspects of my source material and trying to inject some of my visual ideas into this project. Having already worked on a stitched grid sample based around the idea of … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 Stage 4 – Part 2

Researching source material. Observing reflections, silhouettes, translucency, structures and grids. Buildings. Using the above photo I’ve isolated, reoriented, resized and distorted reflections from left, right and centre sections. Above right image has already been used in stage 2 Working with … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 Stage 4 – Part 1

Researching source material. Observing reflections, silhouettes, translucency, structures and grids. A windy day.  Even the clouds are blown about and can’t form clusters.  The ferocity of the wind on the sea whips up the sand as the tide recedes. Left: … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 Stage 3

Reviewing materials and processes. Having read through this entire project I’ve found that the lines between each stage are a little blurred.  The workshops I’ve completed in stage 2 encompass some elements from stages 3, 4 and 5. Here we … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 Stage 2: Workshop 8

Working with inkjet printers ….. and other printing techniques. Dragonflies. I scanned some sections of the dragonfly piece I made in workshop 7. These were then re-sized to A4 and printed on to fabric. Top left: standard print on silk … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 Stage 2: Workshop 7

Deconstructing and disintegration. In this workshop we are looking at altering and eroding the surface of various materials.  I did some experimentation with various items before progressing to a finished sample. All items were heated with a heat-gun. Ultra-thick Lutradur … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 Stage 2: Workshop 6

Manipulating Fabric. My samples in this workshop all have cutting, layering, bonding and stitching in common but each has been achieved using a slightly different technique. One of my overriding aims was to use free motion stitching as much as … Continue reading

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A bit of stitchery – pre Workshop 6.

My next workshop involves manipulating fabric so it’s definitely time to practice my free machine stitching.  I have in mind the type of layering and the effects I would like to achieve.  I recently bought another sewing machine, a Singer, … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 Stage 2: Workshop 5

Using a Laminator Using organza and chiffon I  overlapped them within the laminate pouch and put them through the machine to see how they worked.  I quickly found that anything more than a single layer of fabric overlapped once made … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 Stage 2: Workshop 4

Woven Structures In Canberra last week we visited the Nishi NewActon apartment complex and surrounding precinct.  My husband and I own an investment real estate and financing business and frequently check out new and innovative living options for both ourselves … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 Stage 2: Workshop 3

Stitched Nets, Grids & Structures. Having learned some valuable lessons from the knitted nets in Workshop 2 I consciously tried to put some into practice here.  My criteria were: Work from what I know into an area not so familiar.  … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 Stage 2: Workshop 2

Knitted Nets My first sample was a trial in wrapping yarn around the needles in between stitches, then dropping the loop on the next row.  By doing this I created big open spaces without the need to find enormous broom … Continue reading

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Art on Paper

I’m currently working on knitted nets and was able to visit Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre to view their Art on Paper exhibition which showcases a marvellous full-length knitted gown, amongst some other outstanding pieces. The exhibition shows new … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 Stage 2: Workshop 1

Netting Techniques In this section I’m looking at knotted nets and how to create fishing net style meshes.  The manual suggests using a netting shuttle (called a netting needle in Australia) or weaving shuttle to wind the fibre before starting … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: Research – Lisa Kellner

Ice Melt’s Tyrant Spell, Site Responsive Work, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 2012. Whilst silk organza is not the only material Lisa works with it is clearly a medium she has explored extensively as her website shows many samples of … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: Research – Meredith Woolnough

Meredith Woolnough is a free machine embroiderer extraordinaire.  Add to this her clever mounting techniques and the result  is a body of work that showcases my course theme of Reveal & Conceal to perfection. As a practicing visual artist, Meredith  … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: Research – Ed Pien (Part 2)

Here are a few additional pictures of some of the work of Ed Pien that particularly draw my attention. Deep Waters (2001) This is his first attempt at inviting the visitor to wander within the chambers and experience an exhibit … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: Research – Ed Pien (Part 1)

Reveal & Conceal – Researching the work of textile artists. The brief is to research the work of textile artists and designers who investigate and use light or transparent and translucent materials to create and evoke particular qualities in their … Continue reading

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