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Discussion 4

Helen commented on the nature of response and how it changes with each piece from an immediate instinctive response born of  similar ways of working/subject matter to that of a ‘slow burn’ that comes from seeing a different approach to looking … Continue reading

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Boxes 4

Kiran interpreted the original boxes piece by developing the scale of the fabric boxes and using the idea of form that they presented to explore her own prints in 3D. She experimented with stiffening the boxes, enlarged about 8 times, … Continue reading

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Pony 4

Helen says the Pony piece of work confused her for ages, she liked it and had looked forward to working with it. Perhaps at the beginning it was the piece she would have chosen if the participants had selected the … Continue reading

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Bridges 4

Gemma had inherited a sizable body of work with the bridges piece. The original lino print had provoked Mandy and Helen to break up the image and interpret the mark making and positive negative relationships of marks and collectively seemed … Continue reading

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Rabbit Hood 4

Inspired by the folding, secretive nature of Gemma’s book, Mandy was struck by the idea of hidden narratives; unfolding, seeking, finding and secret compartments. We discussed how the original hood and added cloak had merged in to a single piece, … Continue reading

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Discussion 3

Ideas about new creative work centred on all working on a piece simultaneously in contrast to working on a piece individually one after the other. Having learned more about each other’s ways of working it seems we feel more confident … Continue reading

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Rabbit Hood 3

Working with the character of the piece Gemma was inspired by textile artefacts and techniques that she may use from time to time but not necessarily within creative work. There is an Egyptian top in the Whitworth Gallery that is … Continue reading

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Boxes 3

Mandy had had an almost gut instinct, strong response to aspects of Helens work on the “Boxes” piece. To Helen the most satisfying response to the boxes was a photograph of a folded piece of satin with an embroidered motif. … Continue reading

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Pony 3

Kiran experienced similar initial response to Gemma with the Pony photograph, it felt important to break into the surface. She soaked the photo in water for quite some time and then worked at it with a scouring pad, rubbing the … Continue reading

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Bridges 3

Helen told the group this exchange had felt like a journey. Helen felt her approach to the piece was similar to Mandy’s, there was some concern of doing the print justice and similarly to the photograph Pony it seemed inaccessible … Continue reading

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