Category Assignment 2

Stage 6 Combining textures and colour effects

Oops – I missed out this stage, intending to go back to it and then completely forgot.  I did have a go at the time at french knots and found it difficult and extremely time-consuming, got bored and wanted to move onto the next project. I did, however, gain a renewed interest in french knots […]

Research Point Assignment 2

Research Point Assignment 2 For this research point I chose a textile piece that I have owned now for more than 20 years. It is a Kalaga I bought when I lived in Singapore but found it when holidaying in Thailand and then had framed in Singapore. It has always hung in my living room […]

Project 4 – A Review

Project 4 – A Review Did you manage to ‘make space move’? I carried out the exercises with the squares and recognised the effect of object placement in making an arrangement lively etc and then applied these principles in my following work. I found it tremendously helpful when using a viewing square to identify arrangements […]

Stage 4 Developing design ideas

Stage 4 Developing design ideas With my initial drawings in front of me, I redrew different parts of them onto a piece of A3 paper, in black ink. I kept going until I had filled the whole sheet with the shapes. I then added colour using watercolour pencils and black ink to add texture. As […]

Stage 3 Selecting from your drawings

Stage 3 Selecting from your drawings As suggested in the manual, I laid out my previous work and sketchbook work, looking for interesting arrangements, with the aid of a viewing frame. In my sketchbook, I have been doing lots of doodling, inspired by some of the Japanese prints I see around me. I was particularly […]

Exercise 4

Exercise 4 For this exercise I set up a group of objects which included: two Japanese tea cannisters of differing heights; a wooden Japanese doll and a Sayonara doll. I liked the differing heights, colours and patterns but they all had similar cylindrical shapes which unified them. I looked at the arrangement through a viewfinder and […]

Exercise 3

Exercise 3 I enjoyed this exercise and managed to complete three more drawings based on the same arrangement. I tried to keep the emphasis on the surface texture throughout. The first drawing was completed with coloured pencils, the second with watercolour pencils on wet paper and the third was a collage using coloured papers, teabags […]