Category Assignment 1

Tutor Report Assignment 1

Overall Comments Your work for this assignment indicates that you have made good links between, expressive mark making and interpreting surface qualities through stitch. The selection of a range of images to work from suggests that you already have a good level of visual awareness as well as an understanding of design and compositional skills. […]

Assignment One A reflective commentary

I enjoyed both projects for Part one of the course, with project 2 involving learning some new skills, which slowed me down a bit. I loved doing all the exercises but know that I need to make more of an effort to keep a sketchbook going alongside the coursework.  So far most of the work […]

Project 2 A Review

Project 2 took me right out of my comfort zone as I had to learn (or relearn) all the stitches and so this part of the course took me a long time.  I did, however, enjoy all the exercises immensely and felt I was able to be creative in exploring ‘drawing with stitch’.  I did […]

Stage 6 Using thread and yarns to create textures

First task was to look through my drawings for texture, colour effects and proportions, looking for interesting texture and colour.  I chose my watercolor sketch inspired by a photo I had taken of some steps and rocks leading down to water.  I liked this piece as it had a range of colours, which appealed, and […]

Stage 5 Stitches to create texture

I was rather confused about the exercises in this stage and spent a lot of time reading and re-reading the manual/ I felt that I had already completed the relevant stitiching exercises in Stage 4 so in the end decided to practice my stitiches in working on some samples related to some of my drawings. […]

Stage 4 Preparing to create textures

This exercise asked us to try out a range of stitches which cover the surface of a fabric. As a beginner, I needed to practice these, using different threads. I chose a white cotton jersey background and a range of threads in shades of blue, black and cream. I later added some gold. I practiced […]

Stage 3 A Sample

For this exercise, we had to choose a drawing with strong linear qualities and I chose one of my drawings of the rusty boat and chose an area to isolate. I enlarged the photo and printed it out but found it easier to work from a smaller photo which was clearer.I looked at my samples […]