The take down of the Hidden Revealed Transformed exhibition (http://www.meldarts.com/wordpress/) has given me a pause. A pause to reflect on where to next.
Felicitously, this pause coincided with the opportunity to do a workshop this past weekend which was sponsored by WAFTA* with Ruth Hadlow (http://www.ruthhadlow.net)
I got a lot out of Ruth’s advice.
We were encouraged to develop two or three “briefs” for further action.
I have committed to two briefs, or challenges.
Brief 1: Current practice and its extension possibilities: I am currently exploring crochet forms and their application to 3 D textile works. How many variations on a theme can I make with a simple sphere if I vary thread, stitch and scale? My task is to blog each week a sphere in crochet which varies the yarn , the stitch and the embellishment.
Brief 2: Exploration of drawing techniques: I will explore a lot of ways of drawing a weekly leaf image , which I will select on a walk (in the interests of fitness!), and subsequently render that drawing in a sample of a leaf.
I will post the weekly results in this blog as either “Crochet spheres” or “Leaf drawing”.
*WAFTA = Western Australian Fibre and Textile Association Inc. (wafta.com.au)
good to see you taking on two challenges. will be keen to see how it goes. good luck.
Nice to see you taking on two challenges. good luck with both!
Great challenges Margaret! I look forward to seeing your progress.