Thursday, April 26, 2007

A Holiday Location - my source - Japan

The final piece of work was a fashion accessory or item to wear but not a garment.

I bought fan sticks and designed this fan.

I printed it using transfer print techniques and then embroidered it using traditional Japanese embroidery in silk threads.

I made the fan reversible, to give the user a choice, although this is the one I consider to be the front.





The back of the fan, with a different print.



The fan was made up and then hand stitched to the fan sticks.


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I also screen printed the design onto cotton fabric and used the fabric to make a box to keep the fan in.

The box is entirely hand stitched with no glue to hold it together.




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I started university later in life than most of my collegues, being a mature student. I have gained a huge amount from my BA, and I am now furthering my knowledge and experience with engagement on MA ADAPT course which I started in January 2010. Some of my BA work is on this blog, along with other textiles and a commission connected with Lace. I am also teaching lace with a class held weekly in Nottingham. Other weekend courses to follow and talks in areas of lace history.