Category Archives: Exploring Ideas: Sketchbook

Assignment 5 – Stage 5: Sketchbook work

Whilst packing up my work for assessment I realised that I hadn’t logged my final sketchbook pages.  Though much of this has been seen before here I’m showing page presentation.  

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Assignment 5 – Stage 4: Storyboard

Making a Storyboard The creamy white thin card I’ve used for my storyboard looked a little stark so I washed it with coffee and then Gladwrap (Clingfilm) was crumpled on to the surface and left until the coffee stain was … Continue reading

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Assignment 5 – Stage 3: Developing Design Ideas

In Stage 2 I was looking closely at two distinct themes – one (Theme 1) a free-flowing lacy hanging and the other (Theme 2) a structured, folded and manipulated piece.  Moving on from this start point I’ve decided to abandon … Continue reading

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Sketchbook work – recording colour samples

Natural Dyeing – Recording the process. I now have an excellent record of how these effects were achieved so they can be replicated on different fabrics in the future.

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Assignment 5 – Stage 2

Sketchbooks and portfolio work. At this stage I have picked 2, semi-overlapping, themes to consider developing further. Theme 1 – left: A lacy layered effect.  Theme 2 – right: A structured dimensional piece which also includes some distressing or torn … Continue reading

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Artist inspired sketchbook work

Inspired by Margaret Macdonald Macintosh. This motif was originally cut as a lino print.  It has been photocopied, resized and repeated to create an overall repeat fabric pattern.  The grey background would have been more prominent if I had used … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 – Presentation boards

Above: Back of following board.

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