Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Experimental Textiles 2 - 1st weekend

 
 Four of the 'Journeys' hanging longways.

Apologies for the absence, life has been a little complicated of late . . . 

Bank Holiday weekend saw me teaching the first session of Experimental Textiles 2 at The Old Needle Works in Redditch. We have five in the group after two had to withdraw for various reasons. Having such a small group means we can get more done - which is brilliant. The first session was very similar to what was in the previous post - creating original designs.
Work done on this session will form the backbone of the first few months of the course.





 
  We started with the 'Journey' exercise.

 A section of the 'Journeys'.

 We then went onto the 'Expanded' exercise. Looking at positive and negative space.

 
 
 

 Then it was onto 'Flipping out' -

 

Then is was onto taking sections of all the exercises - thus creating original designs . . . .


These sections were then traced into the students sketchbooks and one or two of them were painted in two colourways.

 

The students then took one design and 'flipped and mirrored' it, to create yet more original designs. These will painted up as part of their homework.



Experimental Textiles is based on very basic processes - the kind of processes we never take the time to do. Anyone can do them - you just need to apply yourself. The next session is at the end of June.

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I hope you all had a fabulous Bank holiday weekend and that most of you saw some sun . . . . 

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55 sleeps to go . . . Yehaaa! x


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