Once again I went quiet for a while....but simply because I became so engrossed in completing my final project for my HNC course time just seemed to fly by!
I'm just back from a week-end at the college setting up for the summer show there,
thought you might like to view my creations.
It became a very personal project, based on the colours of white and sky blue...
the photos I used as a base image were of clouds in a bright spring-time blue sky.
White is a very spiritual colour and the whole project became closely entwined
with thoughts of my older brother who passed away in February and who, outside of his work as a civil engineer, was also a glider pilot and knew well these skies I could only view from the ground!
.....my starting point, such gorgeous contrasts.
....a new purchase, this chair is destined to become my spinning chair.
I re-covered the seat base, created a small back cushion from the same warp and using just my heddle loom made a wrap for my shoulders of merino, silk and lightweight mohair.
Hardly any weight to it but oh so warm!
....this is a little close up of the blue banding on the chair pad that I especially liked.
....one of my scatter cushions.
....another cushion grouped with my 'Sky' tartan and a little weave insert on the
sewing box in silk on a block draft.
A few swatches that didn't make it to final items....
though I could well be revisiting them!
This one used an elastic yarn to create the ruffles....
....I enjoyed adding the highlight yarns to this one,
....and definitely a technique to re-visit,
hand-painting the warp on the loom!
...so here is the final layout,
quite coastal and New England looking, very calming my colleagues thought
and cool and fresh.
This last image is of a phrase that came to me whilst working,
I guess the only barrier to our imaginations is ourselves.
On to London new Designers in a fortnights time with just some of these items,
wish me luck!