Sunday, 12 December 2010
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
Finally I've ended up at De Montort Uni!!! I just wanted to post these funny little things I've made on the course so far. The crochet lace is covering some conkers I found at the New Walk Museum. It's unclear as to what thier function is, or how they apply to the project brief 'Structure and Surface', but I'm sure a use for them will be found soon. I can't shake off the need to crochet but at least they're not gloves.
Friday, 17 September 2010
I made this as part of my last project at York College. Within the project of ‘Multiples,’ it was suggested that the class created imagery with lots of the same thing, multiple chairs, houses, natural objects etc. I came up with a very vague idea of ‘multiple stitches’. I drew out designs for bib necklaces, little capes and things, but I decided on making some sort of hand adornment in response to the project. I can’t say it’s a practical piece to wear, but I’m surprised by how well it fits with it being my first attempt – its very different to making gloves.
I can never throw out my wool scraps, even if they’re too small to make anything with. I made a chain, alternating between beads and wire wrapped in wool. It’s quite odd to look at, but I quite like it because it doesn’t swing from side to side when I walk. I have other long necklaces that do that get tangled in my bagstrap or ipod headphones.
Unfortunately my favourite pair of hands are away in Prague, so a Bovril bottle will have to do for now. The fact that it’s not winter didn’t stop me from going OTT with making handwarmers over the past few months. Beading and doing things with wire has been a nice change.
Friday, 10 September 2010
Thursday, 26 August 2010
After swearing off buttons in a previous post I decided to give them another chance. Though I haven’t added so many this time, these look just as cute as the last pair that had buttons and were much easier to make, so I may try making another pair that have a few more.
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
With this bracelet I got to drill lots. It’s an activity I enjoy a little more than what would be deemed as appropriate, but I encountered too many problems for me to make another piece. A lot of shells broke in the process, and it could take between 5-10 minutes to make a hole in each one. Also the dust created is very bad for my weary lungs. The pebbles, which I found at Runswick Bay, were much better to drill.
Friday, 4 June 2010
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Never in my college education would i have thought that I’d be playing with liquidised loo roll.
Paper manipulation was the response I chose for the theme of ‘Change’, which resulted in papier-mâché orb type things for a lighting idea. I’m quite pleased with the result; it would have been good however, to create a stronger recipe that could allow for larger structures. These ones are only 12cm in diameter.