26 November 2010
Below are 2 panels i'm working on. the one on the left is a mosaic design based on antonio gaudi's work. On the right is simply a drawing based on an art nouveau art work which will be made
into a panel.
11 November 2010
I am disappointed, but not surprised by the fact that a lot of the images were low quality. Unfortunately I think this is somewhat to do with the age and lack of technological knowledge that a lot of our textiles artists lack. I don’t want to sound like some young little know it all brat, but I am constantly observing textiles artist’s/students in my work place and so feel I am in a position to comment on this matter. My observations often worry me in regards to the mostly middle age and older students we continually attract. We are always trying to find younger students at my school to do our textiles courses, but students under the age of 40 are in very small numbers.
I think we need to look at ways of encouraging younger students into the textiles area and also improving the technological skills of the older students. As a teacher I'm going to put some real thought into how we can go about achieving these goals. Any suggestions???
07 November 2010
I entered the wearable art section with my 'loved gloves' dress, the theme was recycled. It nearly killed me making the dress with all the gloves. I found that I couldn't sew them with the sewing machine as the gloves stretched with the needle and were pulled under the bobbin of the machine. Therefore I had to hand stitch on every single glove as well as hand sew the patchwork bodice piece. I would still like to like to make a bolero to go with it but I can't see that happening anytime soon.