Category Archives: Textiles 1: Exploring Ideas

Second Module of my Degree Course

Assignment 5 – Stage 5 Constructing the base fabric

Cutting and layering The felted piece I’ve been experimenting with will be sitting on a layered base fabric made from black weed suppressant and pieces of my dyed silks.  The initial sample I’ve made is an odd shape so I … Continue reading

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Assignment 5 – Stage 5 Building texture

Exploring the Flower Foot Now I have some decent felted samples I’ve been trying out the flower foot attachment for my sewing machine. I first used it back in Assignment 3 Workshop 6 where I was manipulating fabric and I … Continue reading

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Assignment 5 – Stage 5 Building the surface

Manipulating Fibre & Yarn Here I’m creating samples for the textural surface of my hanging by using wool fibre, pre-purchased yarns and some of my dyed lightweight silks. Above: Loosely knitted wool trapped between wool fibre.  Aim – to see … Continue reading

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Assignment 5 – Stage 5 Dyeing

Further natural dyeing trials. Having already experimented with natural dyes earlier in this assignment (posted here) I have been continuing but have moved away from golds, browns and charcoals into more dull green colours. Whilst I have been working solely … Continue reading

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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 & Preparation for Stage 4

Preparation for storyboard & further thoughts on inspirational material. Whilst putting together my storyboard samples and pictures my mind has been working overtime on focal point issues on the finished work. The more I think about my personal project the … 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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