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)