Category Archives: Part 3

Research point – craft-produced textiles in society

For this research exercise I am asked why craft-produced textiles maintain a place in our society and am asked to look to the internet or the reading list for my answer but this is one area of which I have … Continue reading

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Theme book – Part 1 – Explorations of Dovedale and Derbyshire

I have been thinking a huge amount about my theme book and have had 3 ideas – the first two include one based on the work of a photographer I hugely admire in Alaska and the other based on the … Continue reading

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Reflection on Project 6

Overall this has been a fascinating project to work on which produced some results I did not expect in particular with the three-dimensional sample. The course material asks some questions and I will list these and answer them directly. How … Continue reading

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Project 6: Stage 4 – Raised and structured surface textures

This stage was experimenting with various techniques that manipulate surface textures to achieve three-dimensional qualities and despite the course material stating these are all hand-techniques I have used a combination of machine and hand techniques in particular with the quilting … Continue reading

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Project 6: Stage 3 – Applied fabric techniques

This is where I breathed a slight sigh of relief as for the first time I had an idea of what I was doing!  I have a quilting background in the last few years and although no expert know the … Continue reading

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Project 6: Manipulating fabric – Stage 1 Preparation & Stage 2 Developing ideas

This project is all about manipulating fabric and this both fascinates and scares me – fascinates because of being able to use fabrics in different ways to how I have before and scares for the same reason! STAGE 1 – … Continue reading

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Research point – Diversity of style and design in textiles

At the beginning of Part 3 there is an interesting research point whereby the idea is to investigate the diversity of style and design in textiles that are available to the consumer. This is obviously a very broad subject that … Continue reading

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