Saturday, 30 January 2010
I collected ten random square objects, one of which was a children's connecting block. I then replicated the unit by stitching the negative space with different coloured threads (matching the colours of the ten chosen objects). From this I began to develop variations from the original idea (second sample down). After creating the fourth sample I designed some cubes varying in size to replicate the stitches.
Other examples from the previous "creating a motif" project:
I chose this illustration from the "Dangerous Fabrics" project because it was a variation of the paracetamol fabric samples. Other illustrations show the paracetamol capsules sewn to the surface of the garments, while this one suggests replicating the capsules (however this deviates from the original concept).
A few more from the same collection:
For the "Dangerous Fabrics" project I created three series of samples. One series consisting of ring-pulls from drinks cans stitched in different arrangements (to experiment with the concept of flexibility), another series involving nails attached to quilted fabric in different ways, and a third series which consisted of paracetamol capsules stitched to plain fabric in different arrangements. The paracetamol samples, I felt, were the most successful because I was able to create beautiful fabrics which would only be dangerous if used for specific garments. This led me to design a series of garments consisting of swimming costumes and rain coats (and even dresses).