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Reflection on Assignment One

Watercolour images inspired by plants growing over a wainlap fence in the garden

I enjoyed completing this assignment and, whilst not all my practice samples were successful in most cases I understand why and will learn from these samples to adapt and refine future work. In particular I am developing a better feel for matching materials to tools (the paper choice in the crumpling exercises for example) and […]

Project 4: Exercise 2 – Embossing

Introduction This exercises introduces the idea of using embossing techniques to create texture. i) Tissue paper on anaglypta with lollipop stick and spoon Here I used a piece of printed anaglypta under thin tissue paper and embossed with a lollipop stick then a spoon. ii) Tissue paper over lollipop sticks with spoon As the anaglypta […]

Project 1: Exercise 5 – Basic crumpling

Introduction This exercise uses crumpling paper to give it stretch and flexibility as well as creating added texture. i) Crumpling – Brown paper wrap For this exercise the nearest I could find to the paper suggested was a lightweight glossy brown paper. ii) Single rib – Brown paper Scrumpled paper with a single rib, rather […]

Project 5: Exercise 2 – Stitching

i) Stitching – Paper For this exercise I began with the scrapbook paper as used in the puncturing exercise. I made a series of lines and shapes using a fine knitting needle as this gave neat, tidy holes that I felt would produce good results. I chose a selection of threads to stitch with: Hand-dyed […]

Artists – Joana Vasconcelos

Valkyrie Azulejo - via http://newsoftheartworld.com/joana-vasconcelos-at-versailles-and-in-venice-a-blend-of-intense-creativity-and-tradition/?lang=en

Paris-born, now Portugal-based crochet artist Joana Vasconcelos takes crochet to a whole new dimension! Far from the granny square and cutesy amigurumi, Vasconcelos works on a huge scale to incorporate crochet in her installations that are almost all-consuming in their size and drama. Having visited Vasconcelos’ exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery in 2014 I was […]