Friday, 4 December 2009
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Sunday, 15 November 2009
I have finally dyed my fabrics today with lovely coloured hands to prove it!
I will be going into uni tomorrow to expose my already coated screen and will be spending all day printing - I actually hate printing but it must be done, I always feel it is such an experimental process and there is so many factors that can go wrong, which it tends to with me. Anyway I'm hoping I will get enough printing done not to have to go back into the print rooms before the end of the deadline. I am using the printing process as a indication to my designs rather than having the printing as the main focus. All of my designs will be heavily embroidered. I will try to take some pics of me printing tomorrow and post them later in the week.
Friday, 6 November 2009
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Last week I was able to attend two mini embroidery courses at uni. I found these really enjoyable but am unsure as to how I am going to translate any of the techniques into my project. Having misplaced my camera's memory card I am unable to show you what I have done so far, but once found I will show you how it is going.
Just over 3 weeks to the deadline - yikes!
Friday, 30 October 2009
I was a little disheartened this afternoon, after spending a good part of the day on doing my koda trace, I was hoping to expose my screen with said efforts. It exposed well, but when I went to use the jet wash i realised all of the emulsion came off, along with the design! Well they do say God loves a trier so I thought I would just coat another screen ready to re-expose on Monday and get cracking with some printing. One of the first years was coating her screen only for us to realise that she had used the last of the emulsion with no more supplies in the building. How does that work! Oh sorry they have some on order which will come in at SOME point next week!
So I plod on with development and drawing tonight and over the weekend.
Thursday, 29 October 2009
still got a long way to go with oh so little time , we only have 4 weeks left from this project and I still haven't got much of my development done. I really need to try and get stuck in this weekend.
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Here is a picture of the Tyne and the Sage taken on Friday from the Baltic when Dawn and I went to visit the Design Event Mart where one of our lecturers had been exhibiting, well done Claire.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Well I was hoping to get another drawing sheet done today but no such luck. What I did mange to get done, was quite a lot of research giving me loads of ideas towards my end product and also a way of bringing my ideas together so I am feeling quietly confident.
I also bought some fabrics and beads today. One of the fabrics is a gorgeous wool which is £22.70 per metre, so I only got 35cm, but it is fabulous. I also bought some beige linen. I also bought some satin to experiment with later this week when I go into uni.
Here is one of the two drawing sheets I did over the weekend.
Saturday, 17 October 2009
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Thursday, 24 September 2009
I am studying Textiles and Surface Design at Cleveland College of Art and Design. I am starting my third and final year. This is my first week back and I have begun my minor project which is a 10 week brief and hopefully over the next coming weeks I will add pictures of how I am doing!!! My theme is based around WWII and could possibly evolve along the way - we shall see.