Thursday, December 11, 2008

Watery Weaves.

This project was based on water, and looked at different artists and the way they portrayed water. I looked at Monet, Alfred Sisley and the Impressionists style of painting, Katsushika Hokusai and the Great Wave Woodcut, and also David Hockney, and his swimming pools.
The designs were done for use in the care home enviroment with the aim of improving the lives of the elderly residents. A soothing colour palette was selected but I also included texture into the weave to provide stimulation to touch for the dementia suffers.
I used 'new' fibres of bamboo, ramie, soya bean, milk protein fibres and recycled plastic bottles which with wool and alpaca, I spun into yarns.
I selected the 'new' fibres as many of these have antibacterial properties and feel good to touch.
The feedback from residents at a home was very positive and that they would like to see some of the textiles available at the home. See Presentation

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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.