Print Workshop – Week 1

This was our first workshop back in print and I was very excited start. I spend the morning exposing my screen ready to print with.
Whilst waiting for my screen I used the dye bath technique to dye my fabric. I wanted to create pale colour to use a background for my print.

I am really pleased with how the colour of the fabric turned out, I was worried when the fabric was processing in the dye baths that they may turn our too ark but they turned out exactly as I had hoped. I will use this technique to create with my fabric even more ready to print on to.

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This was a practice go using my new prints. This was just on spare fabric but next week i am hoping to print on the fabrics I have already dyed. I am really happy with how well they came out!

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Once my fabric had dried, I ironed all all the creases ready to print onto to. I tried a dark shade of pink on to of my light pink fabric and a dark green against my yellow fabric. I was uncertain about the colours I used here and after creating more prints I decided that these were my weakest prints I produced in the workshops.

I experimented more with bolder and braver colours using my prints which are documented in my technical file. I tried to play it safe when dying my fabrics and colour mixing but in fact my prints were used to there full potential when I used more interesting colours.

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I also used this workshop time to create some lovely mono prints also. I created this effect by rolling ink onto a glass plate to spread the ink out evenly and then placing a blank piece of paper on top of the ink and finally tracing over a drawing of mine which producing this outline print. The fainter ones are where I rolled over with a clean roller what was left on the glass plate. I like how delicate this ones look.

Field – Week Two

Module ADZ5888 / Circle line: Experimental Documentary
GROUP – ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN


Tuesday

Today was out trip to Brecon where we would gather all out footage and clips for our film. Every group would be joined by a composer from the Royle Welsh College of Music and Drama, their role would be to collect sounds and noises to play as a background for our experimental documentary (film).
We took a steam train across the mountain which was very beautiful and perfect way to gather some clips, unfortunately the weather was very grey resulting in a rather foggy and dull day. We knew as a group we would have to find the time to collect some more clips as we needed the write weather for out theme.

Thursday
We spent the afternoon in a a workshop on the the software Premiere Pro. I’ve been using it to do my film. This was the first time I had ever used the software and I feel with more practice and the useful hand outs I will hopefully get the hang of it.
One thing I really like about using this editing program is that you can layer your images effectively and use the key frames to play around with the density of the image. It’s a very useful technique I hope to use a lot of for my film.

Field – Week One

Module ADZ5888 / Circle line: Experimental Documentary
GROUP – ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN

Tuesday

To kick start a new term and new field module we were assigned to meet as a group with out lecture Chris Glynn in the heart space. The study group I chose for this term was ‘Circle line: Experimental Documentary’. I decided on this group as I had no experience what so ever with the making of film or media, especially not experimental ones as such. I was very interested in the idea of documentary also. After watching some of the short experimental films as smaller assigned groups this gave me a good idea of what this study group is about and super excited for the upcoming project.

INSOLE COURT LLANDAFF
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Within our study group we got the chance to visit Insole Court in Llandaff and take a look around. We were taken on a tour of the beautiful house and during my time there I documented some photographs to collect inspiration for the project. This turned out to be a very useful trip as me and the others in my group came up with the idea to look at lightening, shadows and reflections as our theme for our experimental film.
Below are some of the photo I like best out of the ones I documented that day.

Thursday

Thursday we spent the day planning. As well as watching some more experimental documentary films online to give us a better idea of what was expected, we also discussed what we would be doing the following week when collecting footage and images to create our films. We will be spending the following Tuesday travelling to Brecon Railway and the journey up there will be our circle line.

We spend part of the afternoon in a workshop, this was set up to help us with the provided camcorders. These camcorders will be used to record any footage or document any images we think could be useful for our selected theme.

Pecha Kucha Presentation

Today we were required to display our mood, concept, client profile and market competitors boards. We also had to write a hypethtical brief and create a power pont presentation to present on the 1st of November
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My Pecha Kucha presention mainly consists of images I have researched and submitted onto my blog. I have chosen a top 3 brands out of the 15 I research and I will talk furhter about these brand in my presentation. 

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Brief

Module ADZ5777 Textiles/SUBJECT “Making connections”
Writing a Hypothetical Design Commission Brief.

This brief for this module will be to to create a textiles based collection for industry harlequin that will be inspired by the theme “contemporary tropics”.

– To explore and document the contemporary tropics for interior.
– To look into and report on the targeted market of females in the 18 – 30 age range  for living rooms spaces and interior.
– To study and review tropics and looking at online websites like WGSN to be informed of style and colour trend for season Spring/Summer collection 2017.

To summarize all relevant aspects of the concept on a series of visually inspiring moodboards.
– To produce and log a body of designs, experimenting with different print techniques such as silk screen printing, digital stitching, scanning and digitizing/ editing and manipulation of prints.

To present a final collection of designs, some which also demonstrate:

– alternate
– co-ordinating
– accurately repeating pattern designs

I will mainly be sourcing my research from their online shop and images from websites like pinterest and WGSN. I will try to get as much primary research as I can by photographing any similar colours I see that are similar to the ones harlequin and used against the contemporary colours and backgrounds I want to use for me project.

 

MOODBOARDS

To get a better idea of what I needed to produce when creating my moodboards I researched some other moodboards on Pinterest under the same theme “Contemporary Tropics for interior”. This was a good way for me to see other peoples prospective when using similar ideas.
I was pleasantly surprised to see people had also used similar colours as the ones I was hoping to use for my theme like some of the lovely pinks.
I think the pink compliment the green so well.

As well as some of the busier designs like the ones above. I really like how well minimalist boards work for this theme.
I will also try out the more minimalist boards as I feel it definitely has a more contemporary feel which is perfect for the theme I want to create.

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MY MOODBOARDS

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TOP THREE BRANDS

We have been asked to decide on a final 3 brands following up our research of the 15 brands we looked at. These will be used in our Pecha Kucha presentation. Additional to each brand I have listed is an individual blog post that are group in my categories.

I  have chosen brand I feel are most important to me and fairly relevant to my current theme as well as brand I am interested in and would like to learn more about.

HOMEWARE
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  • Harlequin
  • Timourous Beasties
  • Racheal Reynolds

FASHION
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  • Peggy Hartano
  • Gucci
  • Orla Kiely

PAPER
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  • Rifle Paper Co
  • Julie Ann Art
  • Sara Miller