Thursday

Hi hi ๐Ÿ™‚

Okay so where have i been hiding?? Well in my shell obviously! No really i have taken a few days off from everything because my review last Friday was not music to my ears but it was okay. The main issue was that i need to add more colour in my woven peices. The chair idea went down like a cold coke on a hot day hehe, so that was a good point. I just needย to sourceย aย chair now… Any offers??

Went away for the weekend and returned to my birthday celebrations where there were some surprises and familiar faces who shared their love and birthday wishes with me ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks guys.

Deffo recommending Chilli Whites in Leeds for ย a hot night out!

Into uni today even though it is easter, to geek it up and have a final piece woven and i am super pleased with it just needs to be felted and dyed.

Dissertation still on top of me too have to have that printed and bound by next week, scary stuff.

Oh n p.s Habitat have 20% off until April the 25th all you have to do is sign up to their free e newsletter so maybe worth a visit especially if you have a soft spot for Margo Selby’s woven throws ๐Ÿ™‚ enjoy

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Thursday

As Easter approaches so do the holidays, unfortunately for me that means less time not in uni weaving.

however the final collection is looking good i have woven another final piece and have some ideas for more hand-woven pieces. I thought about not uploading the pictures as it is my final collection and it is exclusive. so here is my last image of my final collection untill it is formally released woven today super pleased with it!

 

Wednesday

…. Today is a rant… good day hand weaving finally achieved the perfect honeycomb! ๐Ÿ™‚ and i have hand-woven two finals so far.

However in a 2 hour lecture today, oh my goodness how stressed out did i get??

Things that i have put to the back of my mind and have now been brought right to the front:

1 How many final pieces in my collection will there be??

2 How will my space at the summer show look??

3 How will my section at new designers look??

4 How will i present all my samples??

5 Will i run out of warp??

6 Where has all the time gone?? ย ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Not a happy bunny; a funny quote because today i ate my first Easter Egg hehehe

Tuesday

Hello woke up late today so i knew that my day would be messed up!!

Began hand weaving and my ends kept breaking so i got fed up. Decided to get all my visual research out and my designs and create lifting plans based on the textures and structures which i can see in my work. I created 7 designs today which i intend to weave over the next two days so once i am done i will upload photos. Feeling a movie tonight still need to see limitless…

Also intend to create a glossary of terms so you know what the hell i am going on about if you are not super knowledgeable in the field of weaving.

Monday

Hello hello what a fabulous weekend!

productive day at uni today i have finally hand-woven one final piece which will be a cushion cover. I also know that one of my final pieces will be a felted wool throw ๐Ÿ™‚ so progress has been made! I have been experimenting with producing my own dyes using a mixture of Urea, Water, sodium bicarbonate and Liquid Manutext. This orange is not the colour i want for a final, i want it to be lighter like the previous felted price i produced last week.

Giant honey comb blown up along 31 shafts with weft floats dyed

My cushion hand-woven fabric next to my dyed Jacquard piece. The white is wool which when washed will produce the dame effect as seen on the Jacquard and i will dye it too.

I have a review on Friday for all my work so far to confirm what will be taken through to finals, so that should be informative and exciting.

Erm what else to tell you?? Well i have just uploaded some beautiful photos from my day at Kristall Abbey from Sunday. See the Gallery. All the images are as they were taken and the light was perfect for every pic. Enjoy and feel free to use them, hope they make you smile ๐Ÿ™‚ oh and P.S the screwball ice cream is the first brought ice cream from a van of 2011 and it was scrummy!

Friday

Hello ๐Ÿ™‚ super lovely day or what???

It is one of those days when you drive home and look out of the window whilst stuck in traffic and think ‘aww how pretty do the blossoms look’ i had this moment today and was even tempted to photograph them whilst at the lights, but as it is illegal i did not hahaha.

Today i have been designing for headboard and for throws, using synthetic yarns and super soft wool to felt with. Here are some pics of the days achievements…

Using honey combs alongside sateen weaves

Giant honey comb blown up along 31 shafts with weft floats

Straight sateen, satin contrast

Thursday

My day today has been a naughty one…

Didn’t make it into uni was asked to do a cover shift at work, the thought of a little extra money was better than going to uni.

But i did do work at home and i have been playing on Photoshop trying to create designs for furniture upholstery. Here are a few that i have been working on, i will then apply the weave to theses designs in a program called ‘Jacquard Designers 2006’ and hopefully have them woven up tomorrow. Let me know what you think ๐Ÿ™‚