I’ve been in a hiatus for months as far as my OCA Textiles course is concerned – stuck at the beginning of a module I really want to spend time on and enjoy – applied and manipulated fabrics. The exercise starts by asking you to select half a dozen previous drawings and develop them before interpreting them in fabric, and that’s the part I baulk at. I don’t know why I find it so daunting. Anyway, over the last couple of days, I’ve done it – six sets of design developments to inspire the fabric manipulation. I used the computer, and that helped, as did some suggestions my tutor had made about design methods in her feedback on the last assignment. I took ‘drawings’ to include photos and fabric printing as well as paint and pen.

sketchbook mosaic

1 2 3 4 5 6

The numbers link to the images on Flickr.

developing designs

5 thoughts on “developing designs

  • May 15, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    I’ve just had a great time looking at our photos on FLICKR. They’re great. O love all the work you’ve done in your sketchbook – thanks so much for posting them. Very inspirational.

  • May 15, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Well done for getting past your “block”. YOu have got lots of ideas here to go forward with. I particularly like the woven idea.

  • May 16, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    A question did you develop #5 from the tulip photos? Really clever1

    neki desu

  • May 20, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    these exercises look great I wish OCA TEXTILES 1 had been as exciting when I did it back in 1990 !

Comments are closed.