More techniques:

  • Patchwork – crazy patchwork and strip patchwork resulting in further samples.

Then a calico project on Wednesday:

Calico samplesCalico samples“Take a piece of calico fabric and a piece of synthetic fabric and cut or tear them into equal sized squares (10cmx10cm minimum), then apply the following words as actions to texture the fabric squares.

Slash, burn, rub, roll, stitch, pucker, fray, tease, shred, darn, re-weave, distress, machine, paint, wax, starch, sand, pierce, layer, fold, cut, melt, matt, shrink, bind, wrap, knot, tie, pleat, tuck, pad, patch.

Now try various joining methods to link and re-assemble your experimental squares.

Hand stitch, glue, pin, tie, staple, machine stitch, button, Velcro, zip, patch, overlap and layer.

Calico samples

And a series of design projects on Thursday and to keep us busy over the half term break:

• Sequence & Series – Starting with a 10cm x 10cm square, choose a section of your drawing and produce a simple design. From this square make one change to produce the next square, i.e. change one element of the design, but otherwise repeat exactly what you did before.  Continue making one change to each square until you have a series of not less than 6 squares.

• Add or Takeaway – Either start with 6 identical squares and add one element to the second square, two elements to the third, etc, until the sixth square has 5 additions or start with at least 6 elements on one square and take away one element each time until the last square is very simple or on its own.

• Various % – Either start with a solid yellow* or a solid purple* square and add a % of the opposite colour to it.  Work through a series of squares increasing the amounts of the opposite colour, e.g.  25%, 50%, 75% etc.

• 2D to 3D – From a 2D starting point increase the amount of relief on the surface of each square until the final square is virtually 3.