Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pollen Proliferation

This brief was to look at the textures surfaces o f pollen grains to design a range of textured fabrics for use in interiors. The range was to include throws and cushions.
The weaving was done using a 24 shaft computer dobby loom, in double cloth and used contrasting cotton and wool in the warp to give differential shrinkage. The aim to give texture was achieved also by stuffing some of the shapes with wool to give a raised surface. Also floats were used in some patterns and then cut afterwards to give the tufts found on some pollen grain surfaces.
Throw shown in progress on the loom.


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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.